Sept 17, 2009 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Colombo Dockyard said it has won repair orders from an Indian tanker owner with the end of the 30-year ethnic war helping to attract new business. The listed shipbuilder said in a statement that Pratibha Shipping Co had sent two tankers for dry-docking repairs in mid-June and early July, soon after government forces defeated the Tamil Tiger rebels in May.
Pratibha Shipping, which has a fleet of eight tankers, subsequently sent a third tanker for repair at the yard in Colombo port.
“The eradication of terrorism, emergence of peace and political stability has immensely helped Colombo Dockyard to aggressively market our services successfully in the world arena,” the statement said.
“Colombo Dockyardâ€™s faster turn around time, high quality of workmanship, competitive pricing, strategic location close to main sea routes are some of the key advantageous for the international tanker owners.”