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28.06.06 12:11
Launching of sixth dry-cargo vessel of "Gejdar Aliev" type for Palmali group

On June, 24, 2006 at Volgograd shipyard, which is included in group of the companies "Marine and oil-and-gas projects" (MOP) (Vladimir Prudius is a general director) the sixth in the series of multipurpose dry-cargo motorship " Mir Jalal Pashayev " ("Volga-Don Max" class) with deadweight of 6970 tons (006RSD05 prj.) with two full-circle rudder propellers was launched.
The vessel is being built for Palmali group (Mubariz Mansimov is a president). Palmali group has already operated first five vessels in the series, which transport grain and other cargoes in Mediterranean and Black seas.
There are seven vessels of "Volgo-Don Max" class in the series at all. It is supposed to negotiate a contract for eighth vessel's building.
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 24.06.06.
006RSD05 project vessels are the biggest dry-cargo vessels among native dry-cargo vessels which are satisfied dimensions for Volga-Don Canal.
006RSD05 project vessels are 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.
These vessels are the first one of such class with full-circle rudder propellers in the world. In 2004 006RSD05 project was included in "Significant ships" list by Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA).