A new ferry, the Ulusoy-2, began operating on the Yevpatoriya-Zonguldak (Turkey) route on the last day of 2013, the press office of the Ministry of Infrastructure has announced.

The vessel, which is owned by the Karadeniz company (Turkey), was built in Japan in 1980 and has a length of 146 meters.

The Ulusoy-2 is the same type of vessel as the Ulusoy-1 ferry that operates on the same route. It is the fourth ro-ro vessel transporting heavy vehicles and palletized cargo through the Yevpatoriya port.

"The emergence of the new ferry will raise the operational and financial performance of the enterprise (the port)," the ministry said.

The Yevpatoriya port is located on Quarantine Cape in Yevpatoriya Bay, which is in the northern part of the Kalamitsky Gulf of the Black Sea. The port is navigable all year round, and it practically never freezes. The port operates a ferry terminal, and it transships bulk and general cargo and handles passengers.