Iran launched its first domestically built oil tanker. The oil tanker was ordered by Venezuela, becoming the first Iranian ship to be exported.
“The production of the aframax ship is the first export shipbuilding activity of Iran, and we must continue by attracting more customers,” said Mehdi Etesam, managing director of Iran Maritime Industrial Company SADRA, the builder of the oil tanker. The tanker can carry up to 700,000 barrels of oil. (Fars News Agency, 24 July)