Western Marine Shipyard Limited have delivered more two ships to the European market on 06 February 2013 creating another milestone in country’s shipbuilding sector. The Ro Ro Passenger Ship “ISEF JORD” has been built for Danish owner Hundested Rorvig Faergefart which will be used to carry 147 passengers & 28 units of vehicle in Danish coastal area. The other ship “STELLA ATLANTIC” is a 4100 DWT Multipurpose dry cargo ship which will operate in Europe. The Commerce Minister Mr. G. M. Quader attended the delivery ceremony as Chief Guest and Danish Ambassador to Bangladesh Mr. Svend Olling joined as Special Guest.
Addressing in the occasion the Chief Guest Commerce Minister GM Quader, MP said shipbuilding has become a brand for Bangladesh & Shipyards like Western Marine has proven that we are fully capable of hi-tech construction in Bangladesh. The Special Guest Danish Ambassador Svend Olling stated that these ships will be known by many ship owners in Denmark as Bangladesh built products & I am hopeful that more ship owners in Denmark will be interested in getting involved with highly potential shipbuilding industry of Bangladesh.
ISEF JORD is a hi-tech & fully automated ferry built under class. Newbuilding of passenger ships require great proficiency considering the highest standard & 100% safety compliances. Bangladesh being an emerging & very infant shipbuilding industry, it was a great challenge to have taken initiatives for building such sophisticated ship. ISEFJORD consists all the advanced technologies of a passenger carrier. The ship is fully automated, she can operate from both end having dual operating system in its bridge. ISEFJORD is capable of rotating 360 degree from a fixed point. Systems of the ship could also be monitored & controlled from cellular phones & laptops which is considered the most sophisticated marine technology in today’s date. Further the ship could be operated by only two men for having the highly advanced marine equipment in it.
To be mentioned ferries which ply in Denmark are of best quality & Denmark is known for selling similar ships to other countries in the world. In-fact Bangladesh used to import ships from Denmark in the past and delivery of ISEF JORD will add a new achievement in the shipbuilding industry of Bangladesh. The ship has been built under class Bureau Veritas & approved by the most stringent maritime administrator “Danish Maritime Authority”.
In the other hand STELLA ATLANTIC is a merchant ship having the capacity of 4100DWT. She is strengthened to carry heavy specialized cargo. She has twin deck which means she can carry two types of cargo at the same time. The ship is also equipped with 120tons of hydraulic crane for self feeding. This newbuilding project was executed under class Germanischer Lloyd (GL).