Radiant Shipyard Ltd (RSL), nestled in Rupganj, Narayanganj, achieved a momentous feat on January 14, 2014, as it unveiled a significant achievement in shipbuilding history. The shipyard successfully launched a 1600 DWT Coastal Oil Tanker, OTCML RAKA-1, using the modern and environmentally-conscious inflatable Air Bag system. This milestone was celebrated with great enthusiasm, embodying RSL’s commitment to innovation, safety, and sustainability.
The launch event was a vibrant occasion, graced by the presence of Cdr A K M Alauddin (Retd), Managing Director of RSL, who hosted the ceremony. The event’s Chief Guest was none other than Mr. Alauddin Ahmed Chowdhury, Chairman and owner of Cargo Maritime Ltd, highlighting the unity and shared vision between industry leaders.
The distinguished gathering included notable figures such as Vice Admiral S. J. Nizam du ps BN, former CNS; Commodore M. Farooq psc (retd), ex-chairman CPA; Professor Dr. Rafiqul Islam, Head of the Department of Naval Architecture at BUET; and Mr. Fazal Quadry of Partex Group. In attendance were also ship owners, shipbuilders, and esteemed high-ranking officials from the shipping industry.
This historic launch was accomplished using the inflatable Air Bag system, a flexible and advanced technology that is both safe and environmentally friendly. Radiant Shipyard’s commitment to utilizing cutting-edge techniques resonates with its dedication to delivering excellence in every aspect of shipbuilding.
As RSL continues to innovate and make strides in shipbuilding, this achievement stands as a testament to the shipyard’s vision, teamwork, and determination. Through modern methodologies and an unwavering commitment to sustainable practices, RSL is redefining the shipbuilding landscape and leaving an indelible mark on the maritime industry.