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12.07.21 20:56
About the HS01 Project Surakhani tanker in Baird Maritime

On 25 June 2021, Baird Maritime publishes an article about the Surakhani Project HS01 Floating Restaurant Tanker of the Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company (ASCO) on its website.
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On 1 March 2021, Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev opened the unique Surakhani Project HS01 vessel-museum on the seafront of Baku, as previously noted.
The HS01 tanker museum was designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau and the Caspian Marine Engineering Bureau.
The HS01 project vessel was built on the basis of the Project 566b type Caspian tanker "Engineer A. Pustoshkin", which played a major role in the history of the development of oil transportation by sea in Azerbaijan.
In order to turn the tanker into a museum, the vessel was overhauled and reconstruction work was done. For this purpose, the human and technical resources of ASCO Shipyard Bibi-Eybat and Khazar Ltd were mobilised. More than 2,000 ship repairers were involved in the repair and reconstruction of the hull and other parts of the vesel.
The HS01 project museum vessel is designed to house museum exhibits and be used as a floating restaurant.
The vessel houses museum exhibits in six cargo and dry bulk compartments.
Equipment and furnishings restored in the cargo pump room, engine room, boiler room, tiller room, red corner, mess room, crew mess with mess room, galley, cabins of captain, first mate, second mate, third mate, radio operator, wheelhouse, navigation room, radio room and radio storeroom.
Authentic anchor and mooring gear, lifeboats and other deck equipment have been restored.
In the museum, consisting of 10 exhibition halls, visitors can learn about the history of the Caspian Sea and the development of shipping in the region, oil production in Absheron, the world's first ships, maritime giants, considered essential attributes of navigation tools, maritime knots with a history of 5000 years, and equipment used in ship operations.
The main characteristics of the HS01 project museum vessel:
Maximum length - 123.50 m;
Width - 16.00 m;
Board height - 5,50 m;
Maximum permitted number of persons on board - 150 persons;
Restaurant, area/passenger capacity - 167 m² / 68 persons;
Cafe, area/passenger capacity - 250 m² / 84 persons.
The HS01 Project Vessel-Museum Surakhani stands on the promenade in the new part of Baku Boulevard, near the Aquatics Palace.