Turkey builds another tugboat for Turkmenistan
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Nov. 11
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
The Gudrat tugboat, built at the Turkish shipyard, entered the international sea port of Turkmenbashi city on the Caspian shore, the Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper wrote Nov. 10.
The tugboat, ordered by the Turkmen State Service of Maritime and River Transport. entered Turkmenbashi after leaving the Turkish port of Tuzla.
The length of the tugboat exceeds 30 meters, width - about 12 meters, draft - up to 3.5 meters. It was stressed that the vessel can reach speed of 11 knots or more than 20 kilometers per hour.
Tugboats ensure safe passage of dry cargo ships, tankers and passenger ships via a navigable canal and their mooring.
The newspaper article said the more modern are tugboats, the higher is the quality of services rendered by the port to the domestic and foreign ship owners. Besides mooring operations, tugboats tow large-tonnage and bulky vessels, including offshore oil platforms.
Moreover, if necessary, the tugboats conduct rescue work and take part in preventing and extinguishing fire on the ships, said the newspaper.
This is the fourth tugboat which entered the Turkmenbashi International Sea Port in the second half of the year. Earlier, "Seyil", "Älem" and "Jahan" tugboats, also built upon the state order in Turkey, entered the port.
Turkmenistan has recently bought many different vessels. "Sumbar", "Hazar", "Jeýhun", "Bitarap", "Etrek", "Alaja", "Kenar" oil tankers are the largest among them. The cargo volumes transported by the vessels are annually increased. The number of foreign vessels entering the port of Turkmenbashi is being increased.
Turkmenistan borders with Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan and Iran on the Caspian Sea. The regional transportation projects have been recently intensified.