Dubai: Iran's first oceanographic vessel will be launched in June. The construction of the vessel which has started in 2011 is 50 m long, 10 m wide, and 12 m high.
The vessel marks another milestone on Iran’s shipbuilding capabilities. Iran has been building a series of aframax tankers lately and has added drydocks of more than 400 m in length as it aims to build even larger tankers such as a VLCC. It is understood Iraninan shipbuilding firms have hired many Korean consultants to help develop the industry. [28/04/14]