The fourth cargo The fourth cargo ship of river-sea class of ASTON launched today, May 12, 2020 at the Chinese shipyard JIANGSU DAJIN HEAVY INDUSTRY
The ceremony has been held with remote participation of Vadim Vikulov and the ship's godmother Alisa Vikulova.
Vadim Vikulov highly appreciated the results of the construction:
«Dear friends, the great distance dividing us today will not prevent us from participating in today’s most important event – the launching of the fourth vessel for which the construction phase is currently being finalized by JANGSU DAJIN shipyard for ASTON».
Alisa Vikulova thanked the shipbuilders and made a solemn speech:
«Launching a ship is like a child’s birthday. A ship has many parents: designers, class, builders, bankers and ship owners. I thank every one of you for the excellent result of this cooperation. I am happy that this day has come and I have the opportunity to give the order to launch this beautiful ship.
Please launch the ship! God bless us!»
The ship of 8,000 tons deadweight, 140.9 m total length and 16.8 m width has been successfully launched. Commissioning of new modern vessels ensures reliable delivery of food to consumers and makes products more affordable.