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High speed patrol boat for Ctg port’s internal communication arrives from Italy

Published : Sunday, 15 May, 2022 at 11:05 PM  Count : 534

High speed patrol boat for Ctg port’s internal communication arrives from Italy

High speed patrol boat for Ctg port’s internal communication arrives from Italy


An imported high speed patrol boat for Chattogram port’s internal communication has arrived from Italy.

MV Songa Cheeta, the container ship carrying the boat, was berthed at CCT jetty of the port on Sunday, said the port authority. It arrived at outer anchorage on Saturday completing a 26-day journey starting from Italy’s Salerno port on April 18.

The speed boat bought from Italy has cost the port authority Tk 22 crore. It will be used for fast movement of port pilots from Patenga to Matarbari deep sea port and to avoid unexpected accidents at outer anchorage.

The boat with 16.5 meters length and 1.2 meters depth was made at FB Design yard in Italy. The boat has modern navigational equipment, satellite radar, satellite compass, two engines, three generators and other necessary instruments.

The boat can carry 16 passengers at a time and will be able to turn on its own if it capsizes due to catastrophic weather, said the authority.

Md Omar Faruq, Secretary of Chattogram port authority said, “The boat can be unloaded after 300 containers. A total of 10 staff, officials of the port’s shipping department are being trained to operate the boat.”

“The boat will be sent for trial operation after unloading and clearance from customs. After trial it will be kept at the service jetty of berth-1,” he said.

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