Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 26
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
A new rescue ship was launched in Turkey's south-western province of Yalova on the coast of the Sea of Marmara, TRT Haber news channel quoted Turkish Transport, Maritime and Communication Minister Lutfi Elvan as saying on Oct. 24.
The minister said the rescue ship, named Nene Hatun, was built at a cost of 31.14 million euros.
The vessel will be Turkey's largest rescue ship, the minister added.
The new ship is 87.8 meters long, and has a width of 19.5 meters.
Minister Elvan said that at present Turkey is considering the construction of multi-purpose rescue vessels, the total cost of which will be 4,864 million euros.