President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has attended a ceremony to launch the “Academician Khoshbakht Yusifzade” tanker built at Baku Shipyard by the order of the “Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping” Closed Joint-Stock Company.
Chairman of the “Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping” Closed Joint-Stock Company Rauf Valiyev reported to President Ilham Aliyev and said: Welcome, Mr. President, the newly built “Academician Khoshbakht Yusifzade” ship is ready for operation.
President Ilham Aliyev: Hello. Nice to meet you. I made this decision about three years ago, and the ship is now ready.
Academician Khoshbakht Yusifzade: Yes, it is!
The head of state was informed that the “Academician Khoshbakht Yusifzade” tanker with a carrying capacity of 7,800 tons measures 141 meters in length and 16.9 meters in width. The permanent crew of the tanker consists of 15 people.
The construction of the tanker started in August, 2019. The ship is supplied with equipment from well-known manufacturers such as “Wärtsilä Finland Oy” (Finland), “Wärtsilä Svanehøj A/S” (Norway), “Carrier” (US), “Gürdesan Gemi Mak.San” ve “Tic. A.Ş.” (Turkiye), “Tranzas” (Norway) and “Alfa Laval” (Sweden).
The new tanker is the third of four tankers built at Baku Shipyard.