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Off Port Service

A launch service is offered on a 24 hour basis. Current launches based in Port of Galle have the carrying capacity of about 15 to 25 passengers and a deck capacity for about 4 MT of cargo. Their operational speed is around 10 knots. Loading / unloading can be done by use of shore crane whilst at Port and the mother vessel's Crane is needed to transfer cargo on board, whilst at off port.

Vessels can be serviced at inner anchorage just within 3 to 5 miles from the Pilot grounds and/or at mid ocean within 10 to 15 miles off shore, depending on the vessels requirements/ route taken. Vessels also do not have to anchor as most of the services could be provided whilst still underway.

No Government Authorities board the vessel and no Port call is registered. In order to ensure a smooth / speedier operation the Launch proceeds to the off port location pending arrival of the vessel and meets the vessel at a pre arranged location .

We can offer many services at OPL Galle , bringing about much needed cost and time savings to principals compared to the cost if you have to obtain the same services either at Singapore or Dubai / Fujairah . Listed below are some of the benefits/services we can offer at OPL.

Benefits

  • No anchorage rent/charges.
  • No major deviation from the main shipping lanes.
  • No authorities boarding vessel.
  • No port call is registered and vessel can proceed no sooner services can complete without delay.
  • No requirement of vessel anchor to as service could also be provided whilst vessel still underway.

     

Services:

  • CREW CHANGES & EMBARKING / DIS-EMBARKING SUPERINTENDENTS

Transit airport is Colombo at which point immigration/ emigration formalities are completed and crew transferred overland to/from Galle - a distance of 150 km.

  • EMERGENCY EVACUATION OF ACCIDENT/ SICK CREW MEMBERS

A state of the art hospital is available in Galle for any eventuality.

  • ISM INSPECTORS/SURVEYORS /AUDITORS , EMBARKING OF REPAIR TEAMS ETC.

Can arrange from Colombo when not available in Galle .

  • TRANSFER OF SHIPS SPARES / EQUIPMENT

Airfreight clearance is done by us in Colombo and items are transferred to the vessel overland under Customs supervision

  • DELIVERY OF PROVISIONS / STORES

Services of ship chandlers are available in Galle

  • ANY OTHER SUPPORT SERVICES NEEDED BY VESSELS

Could be offered on request.

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