Turkestani Merchant Marine
The Turkestani Merchant Marine is currently very small, but with the completion of the Eurasia Ship Canal connecting the landlocked Mazandaran Sea with the Sea of Azov and Black Sea, it may be expected to expand dramatically over the next few years.
Currently, there are only 13 merchant ships operating under the Turkestani flag – a mixture of petroleum and liquefied gas tankers, general cargo ships and refrigerated cargo ships. Several of these are banca-type vessels.
Traditionally, most Turkestanis view boats and ships with deep misgivings. Almost all of the members of the Turkestani Merchant Marine, as well as the crews of the small Guards naval fleet, come from Qaraqalpağıstan or the coastal region of Turcomanistan.
In times of war, the ships of the Merchant Marine become part of the Guards naval assets and are used as transport and auxiliary vessels. This has, in fact, only happened once in Turkestan's history, during the Second Great War.
|Hull No.||Ship Name||Type||Notes|
|010||Kereüen II||General cargo||-|
|017||İņkär II||Petroleum tanker||-|
|019||Mayşabaq||Liquefied gas tanker||-|
|020||Dana III||Refrigerated cargo||-|