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Friday, January 04, 2013
Fly Warrior arrives in Western tomorrow
The last of three ships procured by Ok Tedi Development Foundation
(OTDF) on behalf of theOk Tedi
river communities, mv Fly Warrior, will be welcomed into Western province at
mv Fly Warrior arrives at Sturt
Island along the Fly River tomorrow and further upstream at Obo on Sunday.
Provincial leaders including Governor
Ati Wobiro, community leaders, and management of OTDF, Ok Tedi Mining Ltd, and
PNG Sustainable Development Program are expected to be at the welcoming at
Sturt Island and Obo.
mv Fly Warrior joins its two sister
ships,mv Fly Hope and mv Fly
Explorer,in generating long-term
development benefits for the 156 villages that currently benefit from the Ok
Tedi Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA).
She was launched from the Sarawak
Slipways yard in Malaysia on September 22, 2012.
The mv Fly Warrior before it was launched from the Saraway Slipways in
Malaysia.-Picture courtesy of OTDF
The 65m bulk cargo/fuel carrier will
be on dry hire to OTML and will be generating a minimum 8% return per annum on
a capital investment of US$8 million.
The vessel was designed by Shiptech
in Singapore then constructed by Sarawak Slipways and will be operated by V
Ships, the world’s largest shipping fleet manager.
mv Fly Warrior will primarily service OTML’s
operational requirements (carrying up to 72 containers and or 1.2 million
litres of fuel) out of Port Moresby but has the capacity to call into Australia