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11.11.04 17:09
The second vessel (003RSD04 prj.) of "Caspian Express" type was launched

On November, 6, 2004 at "Cheksan" shipyard (Tuzla, Turkey) the second dry-cargo vessel "Ulus Star" of RS class KM LU1 II A3 with deadweight of 3675 tons of was launched for "ALBROS" shipping company (Raim Alekperov is a general director).
 
Vessel's project 003RSD04 is designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau (MEB).
 
Vessel is destined for work with draughts of 4.1-4.5 at Russian ports of Azov and Caspian Seas with possibility sailing through on the Volga-Don canal. The vessel is a symbiosis product of the European coasters and Russian river-sea sailing conditions. Vessel is allowed to transport "project" large-sized cargoes from European ports to the Caspian ones.
 
The single vessel's hold is box-shaped with sizes of 59x13.2x6.4 (designed vessel length is of 85 m). Hatch covers are of "removable" type (with gantry crane). Vessel is of single-screw type with variable-pitch propeller.
 
Vessel's keel was laid down on 11.09.2003.