Chittagong 04 January 2012: Western Marine Shipyard will deliver two passenger ships to Karachi Port Trust in Pakistan tomorrow (Thursday). The ships will be delivered through a ceremonial function at the shipyard. The representatives of the Karachi Port Trust including the port Chairman, Mr. Muhammad Aslam Hayat will be preset at the ceremony. Besides, local dignitaries, heads of government bodies & foreign missions will also be present in the function.
The ships being delivered are passenger ships with a carrying capacity of 215 passengers & 10 crews each. Each ship is 30M long & 6.18M width. The depth of the vessels is 1.8M. Western Marine Shipyard was awarded this order upon competing in an international tender, in which shipyards from Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka & few other countries also took part. The construction work of these ships was initiated in October 2010 and they have been constructed at a cost of BDT20cr.