DESAN and ÖZATA cut the steel for Logistic Support Tankers

DESAN and ÖZATA cut the steel for Logistic Support Tankers
DESAN and ÖZATA cut the steel for Logistic Support Tankers

The Istanbul based DESAN and ÖZATA Shipyards programme partnership started the construction of Logistic Support Tankers (LST) for the Turkish Navy. President of the Defence Industry Agency (DIA-Formerly Presidency of Defence Industries-SSB ), Professor İsmail Demir, attended the ceremony.


SSB and DESAN Shipyard have signed a contract on 29 December 2021 to construct four LSTs for the Turkish Navy. The steel cutting ceremony for the first tanker was expected to be held in April. According to the program, every two months, new construction would begin. 
DESAN and ÖZATA cut the steel for Logistic Support Tankers
The tankers will mainly serve within the port to transfer oil to or from naval vessels. The Navy’s ships must be ready for operations 7 / on 24. This obligation requires them to have their tanks full all the time. LST’s one mission is to supply vessels. Sometimes, the ship is towed to the dockyard for modernisation, repair or maintenance. The work can be carried out only after the tank is emptied. The tanker receives all the oil in the vessel’s tank before it goes under operation at the shipyard.
Demir said in the ceremony that 80 per cent of ships are locally produced. 

DESAN and ÖZATA cut the steel for Logistic Support Tankers