Colombo Dockyard launches new rapid repair service

Malcolm Latarche

12 July 2019

Sri Lankan shipbuilding and ship repair service provider Colombo Dockyard has established a dedicated unit to handle afloat ship repairs with fast response and reliable service capability at all Sri Lankan ports. The service has been developed to meet an identified need-gap in one of the busiest hub ports in the South East Asian region.

The shipyard which is part owned by the Sri Lankan government and Onomichi Dockyard Company of Japan launched its RAPID RESPONSE AFLOAT REPAIR SERVICE (RRARS) at the end of May following two years of preliminary service provision which gained the confidence of the shipping community with vessels calling at ports located in Sri Lankan waters. During that time over 100 projects were delivered by RRARS.

Ahead of the official launch of the service, which is available in the ports of Colombo, Galle, Trincomalee, and Hambantota, the RRARS rapid response team has been strengthened and systems streamlined to accommodate the inquiries smoothly. The reliability and versatility of the service is augmented with spare part back up from OEMs and Colombo Dockyard’s integrated supply/logistics network.