Publishe Date: 12:06 PM - 6/27/2013 | Print

Indigenous landing craft launched in southern Iran

Politics - The Islamic Republic of Iran has launched a domestically designed and manufactured landing craft capable of carrying 400 tons of commodities in the southern province of Hormozgan.

The vessel, named Moshtari 2 (Jupiter 2) was launched in the waters of the Persian Gulf off the coast of Qeshm Island on Wednesday with a number of local officials in attendance.

Moshtari 2 is 49 meters long and 11.5 meters wide with a depth of 2.5 meters. It can carry 50 automobiles equal to 400 tons, runs on two 700-horsepower engines and has twenty crew members on board working in two shifts.

The vessel will initially travel between Laaft pier in Qeshm Island and Pehel port on the suburbs of the city of Khamir in Hormozgan Province.

Moshtari 2 was constructed over 27 months at a cost of 25 billion rials (over USD 2 million).

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