Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Nizami Ganjavi 4 catamaran landing craft (L-CAT)

Bow view of Iran's newly constructed Nizami Ganjavi 4 catamaran landing craft (L-CAT), as built at  Farasahel Ship Building complex under the supervision of Bahr Gostaresh Hormuz, near Bandar Abbas. [source: Mehr News Agency, dated 27OCT14]

Nizami Ganjavi 4 on slipway for launch

Nizami Ganjavi 4 claimed "capable of carrying 90 automobiles, 20 containers and 20 trucks," according to Mehran Broushan, director of the project. [Source: Mehr News Agency]

Stern view of catamaran-type hull of Nizami Ganjavi 4 landing craft. Previously constructed Nizami Ganjavi landing crafts employ conventional, single-hull type design.

For comparative sizing of Nizami Ganjavi 4 landing craft, see below:

Above is Iranian-built Nizami Ganjavi 3 landing craft. Built in 2007, vessel gross tonnage is 487, deadweight 1000 t, with length x breadth of 49.5m x 15m. Nizami Ganjavi series of landing crafts typically shuttle machinery, cargo containers and vehicles between ports in Iran and UAE.

Photos: Ahmad Jafari at Mehr News Agency, and "reshadsol"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is great to see that Iran is moving forward towards tha right direction. These are proof of embargo is not stopping Iran to become independent. We know which countries were outhe enemies and which our friends.