TBS International takes delivery of second multipurpose tweendecker newbuilding

first_imgDakota Princess is the second of a series of six TBS-designed “Roymar Class” 34,000 dwt multipurpose tweendecker vessels that the company had ordered for a purchase price of USD35.4 million per vessel. Of the remaining four vessels, TBS expects to take delivery of two vessels in 2010 and two in 2011.With this delivery, TBS’ current fleet consists of 49 vessels with an aggregate of 1.47 million dwt, consisting of 26 tweendeckers and 23 handymax/ handysize bulk carriers.Joseph E. Royce, chairman and chief executive officer and president stated, “This delivery is in line with our long term fleet modernisation programme and our commitment to provide additional services to our clients. We remain committed to deliver shareholder value.”last_img

Sri Lanka close down Bangladesh in three days

first_img(BBC) – SRI LANKA wrapped up a three-day win over Bangladesh in the second Test in Mirpur to win the series 1-0, with a personal milestone for Rangana Herath.The veteran spinner took 4-49 to overtake Pakistan legend Wasim Akram as the most successful left-arm bowler in Test history, with 415 wickets.Off-spinner Akila Dananjaya took 5-24, the best figures for a Sri Lankan on debut as Bangladesh, needing an unlikely 339 to win, crumbled for 123.Mominul Haque top-scored with 33.Earlier, Sri Lanka, who had begun day three on 200-8, made their way to 226 all out as rookie batsman Roshen Silva impressed again, with his performance earning him the man-of-the-match and man-of-the-series awards.After a duck on his debut against India in December, the right-hander scored 74 not out, 109, 56 and 70 not out in his next four Test innings – giving him a batting average of 103 after three Tests.“I want to thank the Almighty God for helping (captain Dinesh) Chandimal win the toss on this wicket,” Silva said.The Mirpur pitch was in contrast to that of the drawn first Test in Chittagong, where 1 533 runs were scored for the loss of only 24 wickets across the five days – with the International Cricket Council rating the batting-friendly surface as “below average” and awarding it a demerit point.The tour concludes with two Twenty20 internationals on February 15 and 18.last_img read more