Western Marine to export two more oceangoing ships to Germany

Ref: Country’s leading Shipbuilding Company Western Marine Shipyard is going to export another two large oceangoing ships to Germany Thursday just after four months of the first-phase delivery of two such state-of-the-art vessels.

“We are going to hand over the two ships named ‘EMS Lake’ and ‘EMS Dollart’ to the German Grona Shipping Company Thursday through organizing a fascinating function in the port city,” said Managing Director of the company Md. Sakhawat Hossain.

Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday afternoon, he said, “Industries Minister Dilip Barua will attend the function as chief guest. A successful sea trial has already been completed in presence of the German owners.”

He told the journalist that the two large ships are going to be exported just after four months of the first delivery two as per the deal with Grona Shipping for the export of 12 ships in phases.

“Experiences and suitable weather helped us accomplish the work before the set deadline,” he added.

“This time only 15 experts came to give overall association, including technical side, whereas 39 experts had come for the previous work as experience was not in bag,” an exulted Shakhawat said, narrating the success story in the emerging potential economic sector.

“Both the ships were made for multipurpose usages with the carrying capacity of 100-metre-long containers. Each of the ships has the capacity to carry 5,200 tonnes of deadweight, and such modern E-3 Ice-class ship is capable of sailing even in bad weather,” he added.

He also disclosed that the ships were made as per the latest directives of IMO (International Maritime Organization).

Earlier on 26 November, two ships were exported to the German company.

Muhammad Abdul Mobin, Technical Director of Western Marine, and Muhammad Arifuzzaman, Procurement Director, and representatives of East Wind Germany Max Ers attended the press conference.

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