Goa Shipyard confident of delivering Sri Lankan warships on schedule
Less than a month after Goa Shipyard Limited unslipped the first 105-metre advanced offshore patrol vessel, the defence public sector unit unslipped the second ship on December 15, giving an indication that both the ships are likely to be delivered ahead of schedule.
Unslipping is an important milestone in the construction of a warship, where the vessel is taken through the slipway from land to the water and the ship's structure enters water for the first time.
"Goa Shipyard has a unique distinction of commissioning of one ship, unslipping of another ship under construction for export and launching of third ship namely AOPV within a month," chairman and managing director Goa Shipyard Shekhar Mital said.
The contract to build and export offshore patrol vessels for the Sri Lankan navy was signed in February 2014 and figures among GSL's major export agreements being executed for friendly countrie