First Tanker Built at Baku Shipyard Launched

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

December 19, 2019

Image: Azerbaijan Caspian Sea Shipping

Image: Azerbaijan Caspian Sea Shipping

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has attended a ceremony to launch the first tanker built at Baku Shipyard on the order of the Azerbaijan Caspian Sea Shipping Closed Joint-Stock Company (ACSC).

The first oil tanker 'Lachin' was built by local specialists on the design of the Odessa Bureau of Marine Engineering. The 7,875-ton tanker is 141 meters long and 16.9 meters wide.

The tanker can pass through the Volga-Don canal and has the maximum load capacity. Unlike others, it is capable of passing through this canal with a cargo of more than 4,000-5,000 tons.

"The Lachin tanker will not only provide transportation of oil and oil products in the Caspian, but also the transportation of liquid cargo to other basins through the Volga-Don and Volga-Baltic canals. The construction of a new generation tanker is yet another success of the Baku Shipyard, which plays an important role in strengthening the economic and industrial potential of Azerbaijan," said a press note.

At present, negotiations are under way on the construction of various ships that are necessary for the fleet of the ACSC. Among them are dry cargo vessels, container ships, cranes, fire-fighting, supply and transport vessels, tugboats.

The president also commissioned “Azerbaijan” ferry boat. Both a tanker and a ferry have been built here for the first time in history.

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