Master Divers celebrate four decades of Marine experience
Sri Lankan company among the largest marine, offshore, underwater services and ship salvage companies of the world
Colombo, September 25,2019; Master Divers (Pvt) Ltd., the renowned marine services company, also the company behind W.A.Tucker celebrated four decades of marine experiences and pioneering speciality in underwater projects, under the theme ‘Greater Together’.
The event was attended by an esteemed gathering of the Master Divers’s value chain including maritime stakeholders, services stakeholders, Business partners, staff and other dignitaries.
Master Divers engage in off-shore and harbor based marine activities and maritime construction activities and maritime construction work in Thailand, Maldives, India, Singapore ad Saudi Arabia.
It owns its own fleet of vessels and equipment, and is the only marine organization in Asian Region with such accolade. It owns the largest savage tug in the region and the largest hull cleaning machine in the world.
“As the oldest and most prestigious underwater services and Salvage company, our mission is to deliver full range if industry standards compliance nautical maintenance and value added services to Sri Lanka. We have been focusing on saving the Sri Lankan shipping industry and our next step is to service the demand in the remaining parts of the South Asian region, which we have been serving since 1978. Our success story is the high standards of service that we offer our clients. our wealth is our staff who are talented, well trained and dedicated to the common goal, which evidently is translated in our delivery. While celebrating 40 years in the industry, promise to keep on exhilarating the benchmark we set in the shipping industry. Mater Divers (Pvt)Ltd. takes this opportunity to extend our heartfelt gratitude towards all business partners, maritime stakeholders, financial institutions and staff who have been invaluable contributors in our four decade journey,” stated Ariyaseela Wickramanayake, Founder & Chairman, Master Divers and W A Tucker.
“I hope we would achieve our vision of becoming South Asia’s foremost diving and marine service provider. Hence, each year we keep on raising the bar higher for optimal work efficiency. This has been the key ingredient in our results. Hopefully, with that we maybe able to extend our horizons and reach beyond the shores of South Asia, with innovative technology and enhanced services in the coming years, as such, Master Divers plans to venture into new business such as Logistics, Bonded Warehousing in Trincomalee, Hambantota and Colombo along with many other new services within next five years to provide more turnkey and value added services to our customers,” added Wickramanayake.
Master Divers are engaged in towage, salvage, marine engineering, civil engineering, ship wright or any other connected services. As such, Master Divers is mostly responsible for making Sri Lanka independent in comprehensive marine services.
Master Divers was established in 1978, has been a part of many historical moments of Sri Lanka, where the professional divers from Master Divers carried out an emergency dive at Victoria Dam when it was completely flooded with its outlets were jammed and helped preserve the Victoria Dam for future generations. Master Divers also transported the 390 mega watt Muthurajawela Power plant as well as the Puttalam power plants, from the Colombo harbour to their present locations.
The company is the proud owner of two self-elevating maritime platforms, which are capable of working in the open sea in exposed areas. These are utilized for deepening the port canals, creation of yacht marinas and deep water ports in rocky coastal areas. The Master Divers shipyard, located in the Port Colombo has also developed major capabilities in dry docking (medium to small crafts), ship repair and conversation of ships, afloat repairs. It is also equipped with 11 sea going supply & Services vessels, two large deck barges, anchor handling barges and water barges.