Sri Lanka Navy renders assistance for the operations of nine merchant vessels at the Port of Hambantota
Naval personnel stationed at the Port of Hambantota rendered assistance to nine merchant vessels which arrived at the harbour from 10th to 20th December 2016.
Accordingly, Naval personnel had shown their highest level of professionalism and confidence in handling key operations at the harbour premises since releasing the Vehicles Carrier, MV Hyperion Highway on 10th December. Since then, the Sri Lanka Navy expeditiously involved in handling mooring ropes, operating tugs and pilot boats, loading and unloading of vehicles and cargo etc.
The nine vessels which were assisted by the Navy for their operations, were MV Hyperion Highway, MV Hoyanger, MV Glovis Phoneix, MV Van Cherry, MV Pearl Ace, MV Paglia, MV Morning Christina, MV Positive Brave, and MV Delphinus Leader. Majority of these vessels belongs to some of the leading shipping agents in the world.
The Navy’s action to release MV Hyperion Highway and subsequent assistance rendered to continue harbour operations immensely helped to win the international shipping community’s confidence in Sri Lanka back again.