Caspian Shipping Commissions 4 Vessels
Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company has put into commissioning four dry cargo vessels that will operate beyond the pale of the Caspian Sea, reports AzerNews.
An event to raise Azerbaijan`s state flag in the “Vagif”, “Sabir” “Huseyn Cavid” and “General Hazi Aslanov” vessels was held at the Tersan shipyard in Yalova region of Turkey on June 11.
Caspian Shipping Company has also opened its office in Istanbul within the framework of the event.
The number of dry cargo vessels of Caspian Shipping Company operating outside the Caspian Sea currently amounts to 11. New ships with the deadweight of 5,490 tons and breadth of 16.5 meters were constructed in Russia.
The ships will be involved in the freight transportation operations in the Black and Mediterranean seas. The total number of dry cargo vessels which provide dry cargo transportation among ports of Caspian Sea littoral states amounts to 14.
The merchant fleet consists of 98 vessels being 34 tankers, 13 ferries, 14 universal dry-cargo, 2 Ro-Ro type ships as well as 35 different auxiliary ships.
Offshore support fleet is comprised of 188 vessels of which 21 crane vessels, 22 supply and tug vessels, 29 passenger ships, 2 pipe lay barges, 7 firefighting vessels, 5 geological survey vessels, 11 diving support vessels, and 84 other support vessels.