İzmir Metropolitan Municipality's 1 passenger ships, which constitute “the youngest sea fleet of the Mediterranean” with an average age of 15, made a show of strength in the Gulf and greeted the people of İzmir in a sailor style. The local administration of İzmir, which put the entire fleet into service with the participation of two new ships last weekend, also made a difference in this area.
All 15 modern cruise ships specially designed and manufactured within the scope of the "Maritime Transport Development Project" put into practice by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality have been put into service. The project was completed with the participation of the ships named after İhsan Alyanak, one of the legendary mayors of İzmir, and Aziz Sancar, the Nobel Prize-winning Professor of Chemistry of our country, to the fleet at a ceremony held at the weekend. Including the 3-car ferries produced in this context, the average age of the new fleet of 18 ships belonging to the Municipality fell to 1. Thus, İzmir became the city with the “youngest sea fleet” among the local administrations providing public transportation services in the Mediterranean.
They greeted the people of Izmir
The 15 new cruise ships, operated by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality General Directorate of IZDENIZ and the names of the majority of which were determined as a result of the survey, greeted the residents of Izmir on the coast by passing through the Gulf in various arrangements due to their first meeting.
Cakabey, 1881 September, Dario Moreno, Excursion, Soma 9, Vahap Ozaltay, Cengiz Kocatoros, Gursel Aksel, Sait Altinordu, Attila Ilhan, Aziz Sancar, Ihsan Alyanak, Foca and Metin Oktay are the smallest ships in different order. presented a show.
Saying that the fleet of modern, comfortable, fast and environmentally friendly ships is the privilege of İzmir in sea transportation, Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu said, “We want to benefit from the Gulf at a maximum level. We have now met our steamboat need for 50 years. If additional, these reinforcements will also be made. We will commission new piers to strengthen transportation in the Gulf. Güzelbahçe Pier is almost complete. Quarantine Pier 2018 will be put into service, but the most important point to increase sea transportation is Mavişehir Pier. Karşıyaka "We cannot start the construction and dredging of Mavişehir Pier because the shore plans are not approved."
Modern, environmentalist, durable
While 15 of the 13 cruise ships produced within the scope of the "Sea Transportation Development Project" of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality were designed for inland gulf voyages, İhsan Alyanak and Prof. Dr. Aziz Sancar ships were built in accordance with the High Speed Boat (HSC) code. Both ships reaching a speed of 30 knots will be able to make international voyages. Ships can travel 400 miles without refueling. Ships made of 'carbon composite' material, which is stronger than steel, lighter than aluminum, more durable, longer lasting and with low operating costs, have a capacity of 400 passengers and 4 wheelchair passengers. Ships with full electronic control system and maneuvering capability can dock and leave the piers in a very short time. The ships consist of two floors and there is a closed area on the main deck and an indoor and outdoor area on the upper deck. With its comfortable and ergonomic seats, wide seat distance is provided. There are also perceptible surfaces for visually impaired passengers and, where necessary, embossed warning and guidance signs written in Braille Alphabet. There are 2 male, 2 female and 1 disabled toilets on board as well as a baby care table. In order to meet the needs of the new ships during the voyage, automatic sales kiosks where buffets and cold and hot beverages are sold, as well as television and wireless internet equipment were installed. Another feature of the ships is that there are 10 bicycle parking spaces. There is an air-conditioning system for passengers to travel comfortably, and independent pet cages for traveling with their best friends.
İzmir Metropolitan Municipality named the passenger ships with high-quality cars, which it added to its fleet within the scope of the "Sea Transportation Development Project", as Kubilay, Hasan Tahsin and Ahmet Piriştina.