MV Urja, the cape size 1,04,016 DWT Vessel with 291.9 mtrs LOA and 45 mtrs beam berthed at the Central Quay (CQ) – 1 on Sunday morning. MV Urja owned by the Adani Group with Panama flag is the longest vessel ever berthed in the inner harbour of Paradip Port.
For the first time such a Cape size vessel has been smoothly maneuvered into the artificial lagoon type of harbour of the Port by harbour master captain A.K.Mohapatra along with captain A.C.Sahoo and captain Sanjam Dash. MV Urja has arrived at Paradip Port to unload one lakh tonnes of import steam coal for Adani Enterprisers, which was loaded at the Richards Bay Port of South Africa.
The captain of MV Urja and his crew members were felicitated by Port authority for such vessel to berthed at Paradip.
Paradip Port is now gearing up to handle cape size vessels regularly inside the harbour to enhance the cargo throughput as it is vying for the coveted top position in the country with a slew of other infrastructure development and modernisation facilities.