The New Mangaluru Port had the opportunity to receive a long-range vessel which was on its maiden voyage after being commissioned here on Saturday.
MT (Motor Tanker) Cielo Di Houston, constructed by Hyundai-Mipo, South Korea, at its Vinashin facility in Vietnam, with Liberian flag, called on the Port here on Saturday. The vessel, with a dead weight tonnage (DWT) of 74,999 tonnes, came with 65,000 tonnes of ballast from Port of Singapore. A release from NMPT said during her visit, senior port officials, including Traffic Manager Y.R. Belagal and Senior Deputy Traffic Manager Nownith Kumar, boarded the vessel.
They welcomed Vessel Captain Shawkat Ali on behalf of Port Chairman M.T. Krishna Babu and presented him with a plaque and memento. Mr. Belagal said it is customary to greet the crew of a vessel on her maiden voyage to any Port. MT Cielo Di Houston, 228 mt with 38 mt beam, sailed out of NMPT with 65,000 tonnes of high speed diesel being exported by Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL).