$2.2-Million Conversion Contract Completed For Indian Firm By Keppel

Keppel Shipyard, a major operating division of Keppel Corporation Limited, has completed a S$4.3-million (about US$2.2-million) conversion contract for the Shipping Corporation of India Ltd.

The M/V Santorini, a RO/RO car/passenger ferry, was converted to a full passenger-class vessel for service between Cochin on the West Coast of India and Lakshadweep Islands, a distance of about 200 nautical miles.

Major conversion work involved the construction of a new deck in the previous vehicle space to take in 400 special trade passengers and some 80 crew. On the main deck, new partitions were put up to provide a new galley, mess rooms and offices. Additional cabins for the owner and the crew were also built in the upper and lower decks.

Hydraulically operated doors and embarkation doors were also designed and installed. The fire alarm system was modified and a new satellite communication was fitted.

Besides conversions, Keppel Shipyard also has extensive experience in repair of all types of vessels ranging from general cargo ships to specialized vessels. Its modern facilities can accommodate vessels in excess of 400,000 dwt.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 42,  Apr 1989 BP

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