Colombo Dockyard launches RRARS | Sunday Observer

Colombo Dockyard launches RRARS

From left: General Manager, Ship Repair Business, Benny Fernando, Managing Director D.V. Abeysinghe and Chairman, Colombo Dockyard, H. Tanaka launch the RRARS. Pic: Sumanachandra Ariyawansa
From left: General Manager, Ship Repair Business, Benny Fernando, Managing Director D.V. Abeysinghe and Chairman, Colombo Dockyard, H. Tanaka launch the RRARS. Pic: Sumanachandra Ariyawansa

Colombo Dockyard PLC, the leading shipbuilding and ship repair service provider in Sri Lanka, launched the Rapid Response Afloat Repair Service (RRARS) to provide preventive and breakdown repairs through a dedicated unit to handle afloat repairs/voyage with services capability at all local ports.

The RRARS was soft-launched in 2017 and has been in operation over the past two years, gaining the confidence of the shipping fraternity calling at Sri Lanka’s ports. The official launch of the Unit took place on May 31, 2019. The rapid response team has been strengthened and systems streamlined to accommodate the inquiries smoothly and effectively.

The rapid response team has been strengthened and systems streamlined to accommodate the inquiries smoothly and effectively.

Colombo Dockyard PLC Managing Director/CEO D.V. Abeysinghe said the RRARS will provide discerning ship owners and ship managers with fast response and reliable repair services.

The afloat repair services will be available at Colombo, Galle, Trincomalee, and Hambantota ports.

“All efforts have been taken by the ship owner to minimise downtime especially during these tough times. We are confident of achieving great heights in the new venture backed by experience and expertise for over four decades.

RRARS undertook 68 repair jobs in 2017 since the soft launch, 83 in 2018 and 38 up to May 2019. The afloat repair unit has handled over 100 projects since its soft.

“The operation is earmarked to gain the confidence of many owners, managers and grow to be a force to be reckoned with in the near future,” Abeysinghe said.

Colombo Dockyard PLC set up in 1974 is a BOI registered and a Colombo Stock exchange listed company. 

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