Chittagong, 05 May 2012: Western Marine Shipyard has launched ISEF JORD, a Danish RORO Passenger Ferry today, on 05 May 2012 at noon12PM.
The ship will owned by Danish ferry operator Hundested Rorvig Faergefart. This newbuilding project is under the French classification society Bureau Veritas (BV). Western Marine went into agreement with Hundested Rorvig Faergefart, Denmark for building the 50M ferry on February 2011. The ship is worth more than BDT 36 crore.
Denmark has a huge global fame in building the best quality ferries, in-fact several inland ferries in Bangladesh were imported from Denmark once. Today after decades the time has changed, Bangladesh will be exporting ferries to Denmark. Therefore this will be the beginning of a new chapter in the shipbuilding industry of Bangladesh. Western Marine was nominated for this newbuilding order by Danish Maritime Authority (DMA), which is known for maintaining & following the stringent maritime safety rule in the world. The ferry is expected to be handed over to her owner on June 2012.