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Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 10.52 GMT

Colombo Dockyard completes 3rd vessel


Sri Lanka's Colombo Dockyards Limited has built a naval craft that is used in petroleum mining in deep sea.

The high-tech stable ship is equipped with robots and other equipment used in deep sea oil mining up to three kilometers under water.

The US$ 26 million ship is the third big ship built by the Colombo Dockyard and it is also the 217th vessel manufactured by it. Colombo Dockyard PLC Chairman, Akihiko Nakauchi christened the newly built ship yesterday.

The ship that was named by Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa as Great ship Rohini belongs to an Indian company. It is to be used in petroleum exploration in Brazil.

The Great ship Group of Companies has placed an order worth US$ 240 million with Dockyard to manufacture 10 more vessels.






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