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Ceyline charters UL flight to repatriate Indian seafarers

Ceyline charters UL flight to repatriate Indian seafarers

Ceyline charters UL flight to repatriate Indian seafarers

Ceyline Group, chartered a SriLankan Airlines flight to Cochin to repatriate 120 Indian seafarers who had completed contracts and signed off from ships off the port of Galle.

The A321 aircraft departed Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) carrying marine crew from seven International Ship Management companies.

mevan peiris group director of ceyline

This was the second SriLankan Airlines flight chartered by Ceyline. The first one was on June 20, where 50 Indian seafarers were brought to Sri Lanka from Cochin, to join ships off the Port of Galle. Since the COVID19 Pandemic has been successfully controlled in Sri Lanka it was able to come to the aid of the international shipping community by being a safe location for facilitating the change of ship’s crew, which is critical for the safe operation of ships.

T This crew change logistics generate income streams for the local Shipping Agency companies, the ancillary service providers as well as the healthcare and hospitality industries. .

The mandatory PCR tests are done at local hospitals and the seafarers stay at hotels which have been converted into secure Isolation Centers until their respective flights or ships arrive. These services are all paid for by international shipping companies, thereby generating foreign exchange earnings to the country during these turbulent times. “When President gave his consent to conduct crew changes in Sri Lanka he made a request from the shipping industry that SriLankan Airlines be used for marine crew transfers wherever possible. We thought we would honor that request. Ceyline will continue to support our national carrier despite cost benefits offered by other airlines” stated Capt. Ajith Peiris Chairman of Ceyline Group.

Crew change logistics and transfer operations at Ceyline is handled by a team which is headed by Mevan Peiris, Capt. Channa Abeygunawardena and Charmini Abeywickrama.

“We have got the support of two leading Shipping Associations in India to make this venture a success,” Mevan Peiris Group Director of Ceyline said.

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