According to the General Manager Ship Repairs, Colombo Dockyard, Bennie Fernando, the shipping sector is witnessing a 10 to 15% drop in business due to the Easter Sunday attacks
Speaking at a special felicitation event for their agents and the shipping sector at Marino Hotel, Colombo 3, he said that this is, however, less than the impact seen in the tourism sector.
He, however, said that the Colombo Dockyard swiftly acted and has managed to convince their overseas clients that Sri Lanka is now safe to do business once again. D.V. Abeysinghe MD/CEO Colombo Dockyard PLC while acknowledging that they have lost business in the aftermath of Easter Sunday blasts said that they are once again consolidating their businesses.
This Cable Laying Vessel is a high technology vessel, which is intended for subsea operation and cable installation and repair works of ‘optical cables’ as well as ‘power cables’ adding to the versatility of the vessel.