Ship named after Vizag sets sail for Colombo

Our Bureau Visakhapatnam | Updated on February 14, 2011 Published on February 14, 2011

Container cargo being loaded into the vessel, Far Vizag, bound for Colombo at the Visakhapatnam container terminal on Monday. It is the first ship named after Visakhapatnam. Photo: C.V. Subrahmanyam   -  The Hindu

A ship named after Visakhapatnam, m.v Far Vizag, called at the Visakhapatnam Container Terminal Ltd on Sunday evening and set sail for Colombo on Monday morning, according to a press release issued by the VCTPL.

According to the release, it was the maiden call of the ship and it will ply between Vizag and Colombo on a regular service. Capt. Sriram Ravichander, the Chief Operating Officer of the Visakhapatnam Container Terminal Pvt Ltd, welcomed the captain and crew of the ship.

He said it was also a matter of pride that a merchant vessel had been named after Vizag.

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Published on February 14, 2011
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