IRGC Launches Homegrown Crew Boat
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy on Thursday launched the first domestically-made crew boat.
The vessel, dubbed “Parmida 6” was launched in the Persian Gulf waters at Iran’s southern port city of Busheher in a ceremony attended by IRGC Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi.
With low maintenance costs, the light vessel can be employed for carrying both passengers and cargo.
The Iranian crew boat is 34 meters long, 7 meters wide, 3 meters high and has an aluminum hull. It can accommodate 73 passengers and 8 crew.
With a speed of up to 25 nautical miles, Parmida 6 is categorized as a high-speed craft (HSC).
In recent years, Iran has made great headways in manufacturing a range of civilian and military vessels.
In 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.
With a length of 187 meters and a width of 30 meters, the ship has the capacity to carry 2,200 containers.