[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Transport and Harbours Department has reported that the MV Malali ferry which usually plies the Parika -Wakenaam-Supenaam-Parika route has completed its dry docking.
The activity took place at the E.C Vieira Investment Ltd dry docking facility and was finished on October 9, 2014 after extensive rehabilitation on the vessel.
The vessel entered the dock yard on September 1, 2014 after dry docking and rehabilitation works were awarded to the E. C Vieira Investment Ltd at a cost of $118,952,000. Dr. Clinton Hazel was assigned as the Project Engineer.
The Transport and Harbours Department (T&HD) in a release stated that some of the repair works include the construction of a new canteen on the Passenger’s Deck, and an opening at the port-side bow was converted into a sailor’s cabin. In addition, seven cabins were reconstructed for the crew, hull works, installation of anodes, and replacing of the water tank, among other works were also completed.
The MV MALALI recommenced its service at the Parika Stelling on October 15, 2014 even as the T&HD managed to continue its scheduled ferry operations efficiently.