Dagestan Ferry Passes Sea Trials

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

January 28, 2018

Photo: Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping

Photo: Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping

 The ferry vessel Dagestan, which was lifted up for repair in the Zigh ship repair and construction yard of Azerbaijani Caspian Shipping Company has successfully passed sea trials.

During the overhaul, two auxiliary engines on the Dagestan were replaced with new Hyundai brand engines. The new 1,000 kW engines are more cost-effective and efficient than previous ones. The engines of this model are also distinguished by a higher availability of technical maintenance. 
Along with auxiliary engines, the main engines and vessel devices have been replaced in accordance with the new project. Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company has placed an order for the purchase of new engines from Finland. The main marine engines W32 of Wartsila brand are characterized by high functionality, which have large dimensions and high mass. 
At the same time, the whole control system of the ferry was replaced by a more modern system. In addition, the blade control system (propellers), an auxiliary steering device, radio navigation and electrical equipment, generators were replaced. Major repairs have also been made to all auxiliary systems of the ferry - water, oil control system and ballast system. The steam boiler of the vessel has been modernized by replacing the fuel system. 
The hull and underwater parts of the ferry vessel are repaired and painted. Repair of accomodations and office premises was also performed in accordance with modern standards.
The capacity of the ferry Dagestan is 2,425 tons. The vessel has two decks to transport cars and railway cars. The lower deck is intended for transportation of cars, and the upper deck is for railway wagons.
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