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Iran Unveils New Oceangoing Vessel

26 December 2012 22:18

Iran Unveils New Oceangoing Vessel Iran on Wednesday unveiled a home-made oceangoing cargo vessel named Iran-Shahr-e-Kord.

The Iran-Shahr-e-Kord cargo vessel has the capacity to carry 2,200 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) containers and was officially delivered to the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) after receiving all the needed licenses from the relevant bodies.

Iran-Shahr-e-Kord cargo vessel is the second oceangoing ship built by Iran Shipbuilding and Offshore Industries Complex Co (ISOICO) for delivery to the IRISL.

Earlier this month, Managing-Director of the Iranian National Institute for Oceanography (INIO) Vahid Chegini announced that Iran is due to build an oceangoing research vessel in the next six months.

Referring to Iran’s advancements in the field of oceanography, he said that Iranian experts are now busy with designing, building and equipping an oceangoing research vessel ” which will enjoy hi-tech research devices to be able to carry out research missions in seas and the oceans”.

Chegini said that the building of the vessel will be completed by the end of spring.

In August, Iranian lawmakers discussed a bill which requires the government to build oceangoing ships equipped with special engine and fuel technology allowing the vessel to traverse thousands of miles without any need to refueling.

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