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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Pearl Cruise II' to operate passenger service between Colombo and Tuticorin

"Pearl Cruise II" the passenger ship which can carry 720 passengers at a time is currently berthed at the Ashroff jetty codbay, Trincomalee awaiting to operate a passenger service between Colombo and Tuticorin in India commencing in mid August. This vessel registered in Sri Lanka and flying the Sri Lankan flag is owned by Pearl Cruise Line (Pvt) Ltd.

The ship is fully air-conditioned and is equipped with safety equipment. She has a duty free shop, a perfume shop, a bar and two cafeterias. With a Sri Lankan crew 'Pearl cruise II' is skippered by captain G. Rupadeva, an ex Sri Lanka Navy Commander.

Passengers in midsea requiring urgent treatment whether it be a Sick or injured passenger can be air lifted. Arrangements have been made to summon a helicopter for an emergency.

There is a space to keep the patient on top deck and the helicopter can lower the winch wire, hook the patient and lift him or her to the helicopter.

Source: Daily News, Sri Lanka

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