Maritime Park comes up at International Ship Repair Facility (ISRF) at Cochin Port

2021-01-04 15:08:06 Shipping News

The state owned Cochin Shipyard limted CSL had set up a Maritime Park near to the International Ship Repair Facility at Willingdon Island, as a part of the effort to develop Kochi as a maritime hub of India according to shipping ministry year ender.

CSL expects to position Kochi as a major ship repair hub

Ten globally renowned firms in the maritime industry have already partnered with Cochin Shipyard Limited for setting up their units in the Maritime Park in the first phase. CSL expects to position Kochi as a major ship repair hub with major operations in the present ship repair dock, coupled with increased capacities that would be available when the ISRF is commissioned.

Cochin Shipyard Limited continued to operate the dry-dock & existing facilities in the leased area (first phase) at Cochin Port premises. The shipyard has completed the repairs of eleven ships during the financial year 2019-20.

The construction works of the International Ship Repair Facility project, which commenced on November 17, 2017, is progressing in full swing. More than 95 per cent of the piling works, 50 per cent of the deck concreting and 80 per cent of the dredging activities are completed and the facility is expected to be commissioned in FY 2021-22

New Dry-dock Project

The new dock will augment the Company’s shipbuilding and ship repair capacity essentially required to tap the market potential of building specialized and technologically advanced vessels such as LNG Carriers, Aircraft Carriers of higher capacity, jack up rigs, drill ships, large dredgers and repairing of offshore platforms and larger vessels. The New Dry-dock facility is expected to be commissioned in FY 2022-23

VTS and Vessels Traffic Monitoring Systems (VTMS)

Development of Indigenous Software solution for Vessel traffic services (VTS) and Vessels Traffic Monitoring Systems (VTMS) launched. VTS and VTMS is a software which determines vessel positions, position of other traffic or meteorological hazard warnings and extensive management of traffic within a port or waterway. Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) contribute to safety of life at sea, safety and efficiency of navigation and protection of the marine environment, adjacent shore areas, work sites and offshore installations from possible adverse effects of maritime traffic.

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