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31.03.06 17:33
The fifth in the series multipurpose dry-cargo motorship "Zeynalabdin Tagiyev" was launched

On March, 29, 2006 launching ceremony of fifth in the series multipurpose dry-cargo motorship "Zeynalabdin Tagiyev" ("Volga-Don Max" class) with deadweight of 6970 tons (006RSD05 prj.) with two full-circle rudder propellers has taken place in Volgograd shipyard, which is included in group of the companies "Marine and oil-and-gas projects" (MOP).
The series of seven vessels is being built for Palmali group.
Vessel's project is designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau (MEB).
Vessel's keel was laid down on 24.12.04. She was launched on 29.03.06.
This is the biggest dry-cargo vessel among Russian dry-cargo vessels which is satisfied dimensions for Volga-Don canal. This vessel is assigned for transportation of general, bulk, timber, grain and large-sized cargoes, containers, dangerous goods. Sailing regions are Mediterranean, Black, Baltic, White, North Seas, including voyages around Europe and to Irish Sea in winter.
Summarized capacity of cargo holds is of 11400 cubic m. Maximal sea deadweight is of 6970 tons, in the river with draught of 3.60 m deadweight is of 4580 tons.
First four vessels of 006RSD05 prj. namely "Heydar Aliev", "Palmali Voyager", "Ilyas Efendiev" and "Nakhchivan" - successfully work at Mediterranean and Black sea. They transport grain and other cargo.
These vessels are the first one of such class with full-circle rudder propellers in the world. 006RSD05 project was included in "Significant ships" list by Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) at 2004.
The vessel will be put into operation approximately in May.