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News number: 8805290547

15:08 | 2009-08-20

Economy

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First Iranian Oceangoing Ship Launched Thursday

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's first oceangoing ship was launched Thursday in a ceremony attended by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to start its first journey in the Persian Gulf for 24 hours.



The ship named "Iran-Arak" was launched in Hormozgan southern city port. It is 185 meters long, 30 meters wide and 18 meters tall. It weighs over 7000 tons and is able to carry over 30,000 tons of cargo or 2,200 containers.

Iran-Arak was manufactured by Iranian experts in Iran's Shipbuilding and Offshore Industries Company (ISOICO) costing about $50 million, the Iranian students news agency reported.

Ahmadinejad said on the sidelines of the launching ceremony that Iran is to ban purchase of foreign ships in order to support the domestic industry.

The president also made a visit to the next Iranian ship to be launched named "Iran-Shahre Kord".