Turkmenistan develops merchant marine fleet
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Jan. 31 / Trend H. Hasanov /
Turkmen Balkan freighter with capacity of 3.500 tons renovated in the Volga-Caspian shipyard in Astrakhan was returned to Turkmenbashi port, Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper said.
The article says that the Turkmen cargo ship was examined in Astrakhan on operational safety standards. As a result, the ship received an international certificate of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping.
Balkans is an ocean cargo ship with unlimited navigation area. With a length of 87.9 meters and a width of 12.8 meters, it develops full speed of 11.5 knots.
The main purpose of the ship is transportation of building materials, bulk, packaged and general cargo, including containers, heavy factory, oil and gas equipment and so on.
Complete cycle hull works, cleaning and degassing of fuel and tanks, repair of azimuth thrusters, examination of deck machinery and electromechanical parts of the ship were carried out at Astrakhan shipyard.
Functions of the main engine and auxiliary diesel generator were fully restored. Electroacoustics, hydraulics, pumps, other details were repaired.
Modernized large vessels of Turkmen merchant navy are currently actively involved in freight cargo transportation in the Caspian Sea, serving international routes from the port of Turkmenbashi to the ports of Caspian countries. They expand the geography and specification of transported goods, making a significant contribution to the development of international relations.