Iran launches first home-made oceanographic vessel

Business Materials 4 February 2017 17:14 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 4

By Fatih Karimov – Trend:

Iran’s first home-made oceanographic vessel was launched in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas on Feb. 4, Iran’s state-run IRINN TV reported.

The vessel dubbed “Kavoshgar-e Khalij-e Fars(Persian Gulf explorer)” is 50 meters long, 10 meters beam, and 4 meters high.

The research vessel is capable of sailing 45 days non-stop.

The oceanographic vessel, which has been manufactured in four years, can accelerate to 15 knots and is capable of sailing 3,000 nautical miles.

Iran has so far launched three ocean liner ships. The first home-made ocean liner was launched in 2009. The ship named "Iran-Arak" is 185 meters long, 30 meters wide and 18 meters high. It weighs over 7000 tons and is able to carry over 30,000 tons of cargo or 2,200 containers.