Azerbaijan, Baku, December 22 / Trend /
Turkish Shipyard Çelik Tekne launched Khankendi Tanker, built at the order of Palmali group of companies. This IMO-2 tanker was named after the central city of Nagorno-Karabakh which is under Armenian occupation, Palmali said.
Palmali continues the tradition of naming its ships after heroes, scientists and territories of Azerbaijan in order to present it to the world public, the report said. It is not accidental that the Khankendi tanker was launched five days prior to the 18th anniversary of the occupation of the territory. Another two tankers, which are now under construction and will be launched in 2010, will be called Shusha and Khojali.
The new tanker was designed to carry chemical products. Its deadweight is 14,000 tons. Its length is 142.98 meters, width - 21.7 meters. The vessel was built in accordance with international conventions and environmental norms.
The launching ceremony was attended by the First Vice President of Palmali, Marif Mansimov, company's other representatives and a large delegation, including members of the Çelik Tekne factory, the press service of Palmali's Baku office said.
Palmali, a large shipping company, mainly specializes in the transportation of oil products (petrol, gasoline, vacuum gasoline, stove fuel, and kerosene), crude oil, food, and industrial lubricants. Furthermore, the company has its own dry cargo fleet, which is used in the transportation of all types of dry cargo.
Palmali is involved in cargo deliveries in the Mediterranean, Caspian and Black Sea Basin. It is the largest company involved in transportation in Russian internal waters with a fleet comprising over 129 owned and leased vessels.