Naming of 7th Armada Tanker Set for April

The 7th Armada tanker which is under construction at Besiktas Shipyard will be named Shovket Alekperova,  Palmali shipping group announced yesterday.

Naming of 7th Armada Tanker Set for April

The ship will officially be launched at a ceremony scheduled for the 15th of April 2014.

The sixth tanker of RST22M Project named Bakhtiar Vahabzade, built by the Besiktas Shipyard for Palmali Group, was delivered to the owner on 15 March 2013. In total ten vessels of Project RST22M were ordered from Besiktas Shipyard.

The Project RST22M product tankers, designed by Marine Engineering Bureau, are successors of Project 005RST01, or “Armada” first series.

RST22M Project Particulars:

  • Length overall – 139.95 m,
  • Breadth – 16.6 m,
  • Depth – 6,0 m.
  • Endurance – 20/10 days (in sea/river)
  • Range – 4000 nautical miles
  • Speed – 10.5 knots

Press Release, March 7, 2014

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