Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 1 / Trend E. Ismayilov /
A ceremony of launching the first block of the floating dock being built by order of the Azerbaijan State Caspian Shipping Company was held in the Russian city of Gorodets, Nizhny Novgorod province, the shipping company said on Saturday.
Besides the officials, public and media representatives, head of PR and information department of the shipping company Vugar Sadigov, head of the technical department Siyaset Aliyev, instructor-electrician Gennady Drobotov have attended the ceremony.
The ceremony of laying the dock was held on December 25, 2011. The work on all six blocks of the dock is underway. The first block was ready for launching.
Sadigov said at the ceremony that the company's fleet has been enlarged by 10 tankers, six ferries and one dry cargo vessel for the last nine years.
A block of the dock was lowered in the water accompanied by the Azerbaijani and Russian national anthems.
The dock will consist of six blocks. The load of the new dock will hit 8,000 tons, length -158 meters, width - 36.85 meters, height of the board is 13.35 meters. After the blocks are transported to Baku, they will be assembled at a new shipyard of the shipping company. As a result, the company will own the largest floating dock in the Caspian Sea.