The ship "Surakhani" of "Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping"
CJSC (ASCO) has played an important role in the history of oil transportation by sea. Surakhani tanker with a length of 123.5 meters and a deadweight of 4696 tons is one of the "Engineer A. Pustoshkin" type ships put into operation in the Caspian Sea since 1957.
The decision to turn the Surakhani tanker, which has recently been used as an oil refinery
within the Shipping Company, into a museum was made in 2017.
The tanker has been overhauled and reconstructed to operate as a museum. For this purpose,
ASCO's Bibiheybat Shipyard, as well as Khazar LLC's human and technical
resources were mobilized. In total, more than 2,000 local ship repairmen were
involved in the repair and reconstruction of the hull and other parts of the
The great experience of countries with shipping traditions such as Great Britain, the
Netherlands and Turkey were used to turn the Surakhani tanker into a museum. The
ship-museum has cooperated with more than 100 reputable foreign and local
companies to meet international standards.
A number of
innovative innovations have been signed-in the halls of the museum using the
latest technological equipment. Visitors will have the opportunity to get
acquainted with the history of the Caspian Sea, oil production in Absheron, the
development of shipping, the world's first ships, sea giants, navigation
instruments, which are inseparable attributes of shipping, sea knots with a
history of nearly 5,000 years.
There is also a restaurant in the museum. In the restaurant, you can taste national cuisine
The opening of the world's first tanker museum in Baku will give visitors the opportunity to
get acquainted with the history of the Caspian Sea and shipping in our country,
the heroic work of our heroic sailors. The Surakhani Ship-Museum serves as a
a bridge between the past and the future of modern Azerbaijan, which has ancient
Admission is free for war veterans and martyrs' families
(upon submission of the relevant document).