Iranian-Built Cargo Vessels to be Launched

Tuesday, May 30, 2006
The second and third Iranian-made cargo vessels will be launched at the port of Khorramshahr today, the Persian service of ISNA reported. Constructed at the Arvandan Shipbuilding Complex through the efforts of Iranian engineers, the multi-purpose craft are capable of hauling 800 tons in the form of containers or in bulk. The design and manufacture of the ships required over 85,000 man-hours of labor. It took 14 months to complete the project, which followed international standards. The vessels are 49.3 meters long, 11.6 meters wide, and 12.34 meters in height, with a waterline of 2.7 meters. The Arvandan Shipbuilding Complex is also constructing a pool and dry dock to launch and repair vessels up to 70 by 20 meters at the port of Khorramshahr. The modern installation will come on stream this summer. Source: IranMania

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