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14 cruise vessels call at New Mangalore port this fiscal

Our Bureau Mangalore | Updated on March 21, 2011 Published on March 21, 2011

Cruise attractive: The 13th cruise vessel of the current financial year -- m.v. Seabourn Sojourn -- with 371 passengers and 352 crew members is seen berthed at New Mangalore Port on Sunday.

With the calling of two cruise vessels on Sunday and Monday, respectively, the total number of cruise vessels called at the New Mangalore port during the current financial year stood at 14.

A press release by Mr S. Gopalakrishna, Traffic Manager of the New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT), said here on Monday that the 14th cruise vessel of the current financial year - m.v. Le Ponente – called at the New Mangalore port on Monday.

After sailing from Kochi, the vessel called at the NMPT on Monday morning and sailed to Goa in the afternoon.

On March 20, another cruise vessel – m.v. Seabourn Sojourn - with 371 passengers and 352 crew members called at the port. Of them, 250 passengers opted for ground tour and visited various places in and around Mangalore.

The vessel sailed to Goa on Sunday evening. A majority of the passengers were from the US and the UK, the release said.

Till March 21 of the current fiscal, the New Mangalore port handled 14 cruise vessels as against four in the corresponding period of the previous fiscal.

The release said that the NMPT has made another record performance by handling 12,505 tonnes of urea in a day.

On March 19, the port handled 12,505 tonnes of urea in m.v. Lowland Sky, surpassing the earlier record of 10,544 tonnes handled in the vessel m.v. D.D. Vigilant on May 31, 2009.

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Published on March 21, 2011
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