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The first passenger catamaran for 350 seats will be soon let down to the water in Turkmenbashi

Published: 25 january 2013

The building of the passenger catamaran for 350 seats is coming to end in Turkmenbashi international sea port. It is the first shipbuilding project of the similar level in the port history. The boat is built by Turkmen and Turkey specialists. The original boat has already got the name “Charlak”.
The catamaran of 37,8 m. length and 8,9 m. width has the upper and lower passenger decks. They join two trunks-floats with located in them machine rooms, ballast and other tanks. The lower deck is for 205 passengers, other passengers will take their seats on the upper deck. The cozy coffee-bar that is equipped on modern standards is also located on the upper deck. The captain's bridge takes the upper additional storey of the catamaran. The pilot house is equipped with the electronic controlgear with the satellite navigation.
The catamaran “Charlak” is for the shuttle routes: Turkmenbashi city – Kizylsu island – Khazar city and back.
In late January of this year, shipbuilders are going to get down "Charlak" into the water and make preliminary mooring trials. After them, the boat has to pass the full sea trials. Experts estimate that comprehensive testing of technical and seaworthiness of the catamaran will be before the commissioning at the end of April of this year.