Baku, November 25, AZERTAC
The Baku Shipyard has launched its first domestically built passenger vessel to sea. This is the first of the three passenger vessels designed for 80 people. The launch of the two remaining vessels is scheduled for 2016. Each vessel has a capacity of 80 passengers, and will also be able to take on board up to 10 tons of cargo.
Hulls of the vessels are made of steel and topsides of aluminum. The use of lightweight materials and installation of two main engines each with capacity of 1,895 kWt will allow passenger vessels to pick up speed of around 40 km an hour.