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Friday, August 9, 2019 

Cochin Shipyard (CSL) of India has held a launch ceremony for two ro-pax vessels ordered by the Inland Waterways Authority of India.

These are the third and fourth in a series of 10 ships designed and built by CSL for IWAI, to IRS standards.  Eight of these are classed as ro-pax, and the other two as ro-ro. The ro-pax ships will be operated in strategic locations in National Waterways 1&2. They can accommodate around 200 passengers, with eight  crew, and can carry two trucks and four cars.

CSL is currently investing a total of ₹2,769 Crore in building a new 310m long dry dock at Kochi and a ship lift based Ship Repair yard at Willingdon Island, Kochi.

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