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* Sri Lanka's Hambantota Harbor refuels six ships in two weeks
Tue, Jul 8, 2014, 09:46 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 08, Colombo: Six ships berthed at Ruhunu Maganpura Port at Hambantota for refueling since the Chinese funded port in southern Sri Lanka started bunkering facilities last month.

Project minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena said 2,750 metric tons of fuel has been supplied to ships calling at the southern port since the opening of the facility.

Minister Abeygunawardena said that one of the ships that berthed for refueling, OEL Colombo, was a 175 meter long vessel and the new terminal at the port could accommodate ships of any size.

Sri Lankan President declared open the Fuel Bunkering Terminal and Storage Facility at the Hambantota Port on June 22.

The oil tank farm, comprising 14 tanks, was constructed at the Hambantota Port with an investment of US$ 76 million.

The farm has eight tanks for fuel bunkering facilities for vessels, three tanks for aero fuel and three tanks for storing LP gas. The 14 tanks will also have an overall capacity of 80,000m3.

It is envisaged that many of the 4,500 oil tankers would anchor at Hambantota for bunkering instead of going to ports in Singapore or India and also for ship repairing and to purchase food, water, and medical supplies as well as logistics.

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