Caspian Shipping Company Puts Three Ships into Operation
Today Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company has put into operation a high-speed passenger ship Rashid Behbudov, a tanker Ganja and a freighter Gafur Mammadov. The ceremony was attended by President Ilham Aliyev. The tanker Ganja with a load capacity of 7,000 tons is one of two new tankers ordered by Caspian Shipping Company and Caspian Marine Services Alliance. This tanker is able to move in shallow waters. The technical indexes of the Ganja will provide it an opportunity to enter shallow-water ports on the Caspian Sea, as well as move in the Volga-Don and Volga-Baltic channels.
The speedy passenger ship constructed on the Australian shipyard Austal and commissioned by the Caspian Shipping Company and Caspian Marine Services Alliance is designed for 150 passengers. The vessel will carry out orders of BP.
The cargo ship Gafur Mammadov with a load capacity of 3,000 tons was built in order to update the cargo fleet. -71D-