Photo: RIA Novosti / press-service of JSC “Shipbuilding plant “LOTOS”
The first cruise ship of the Russian production of “Peter the Great” was launched on the Volga shipbuilding plant “LOTOS” in Astrakhan region. On Friday, may 24, said the United shipbuilding Corporation.
The customer of the vessel, which will operate under the brand name of the cruise company “Mosturflot”, organized by OAO “Moscow river shipping” (MCI). The head of MCI Bakhtiyor Kasimov expressed his gratitude to the employees of the plant, and the Director General of shipbuilding plant “LOTOS” Rustam Khalitov promised to make “every effort that next year the ship went into navigation.”
To finish the liner, where 155 cabins can accommodate 310 passengers, will continue on the water. Then will be undergoing mooring and sea trials.
The project for the construction of “Peter the Great” was launched in August 2016 by order of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin.
In April in the repair dock in the Atlantic ocean on the island of Grand Bahama one of the world’s largest cruise liners “Oasis of the seas” collapsed crane. He crashed into the stern of the liner during a routine inspection. The ship suffered serious damage. As a result of the incident injured eight workers of the shipyard.
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