Kandla Port Trust (KPT) has achieved another high by berthing its largest vessel yet, according to Exim News Service.
On April 29, the m.v. Double Prestige, under the agency of Chowgule Brothers Pvt. Ltd, called at the Port with 59,000 tonnes of coal. The vessel was of length 770 feet, GRT 50,617 and DWT 95,709.
Considering the tidal conditions and the long channel, the Marine Department had to plan the movement meticulously to bring in the vessel at the correct tide and time. Capt. D. C. Bhatt, KPT’s senior pilot, assisted in bringing in and berthing the vessel. The berthing of a vessel of such huge dimensions in the given tidal conditions was a tremendous feat, emphasised an official release.
The operation was carried out under the guidance of Deputy Conservator, Capt. H. K. Sibal, and the directions of the Harbour Master, Capt. Srinivas, with help from Port tugs, flotilla and the signal station, the release pointed out.
KPT has thus once again proved its capabilities and its commitment to serve the nation, the release stressed.