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Iran tests second self-built box ship

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May 05, 2014: Iran's second home-made ocean-going cargo ship, named 'Iran Shahr-E-Kord', was successfully tested in the waters off the country's southern port city of Bandar Abbas, the managing director of Iran Ship Building and Offshore Industries Complex Co. (ISOICO) announced.Iran container ship

Addressing a ceremony to mark the launch of the ocean-going ship, Hamid Rezaeian said that Iranian experts in ISOICO have built the ship in Bandar Abbas.

With a length of 187 meters and a width of 30 meters, the ship has the capacity to carry 2,200 containers.

He added that some of the main parts of the ship, including the deck parts, have been built in Shahr-e Kord, the capital city of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province in central Iran.

Rezaeian went to say that Iran Shahr-E-Kord ocean-going cargo ship is a high-speed and "an advanced and up-to-date" container ship, and added that the ship will soon be delivered to the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL).

According to reports, ISOICO has also produced Iran's first ocean-going ship named "Iran-Arak". It was launched in 2009. It weighs over 7000 tons and is able to carry over 30,000 tons of cargo or 2,200 TEU.

Iran-Arak can accelerate to 32 knots (59.3 km/h) and is able to sail 25 days non-stop. The vessel, which has cost $50 million to construct, has a length of 185 meters, a beam of 30 meters, and a draft of 10 meters and uses more than 16.7 MW to reach 21.5 knots (39.8 km/h).

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