Middle East

Iran’s first oceanographic vessel set to launch soon

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]

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