Fishing Vessel News Roundup | June 6 – New Zealand feed barge, Chinese offshore marine ranch extension and more

Deliveries include a Chinese live transport vessel and a feed barge for a New Zealand salmon farming company. A new seiner/trawler ordered by a Norwegian operator is nearing delivery and a Chinese offshore fish harvesting ranch is expanded with the completion of a new floating structure. Finally, a Danish shipyard has begun sea trials of a vessel designed to provide training for future fishing boat crews in Norway’s Vestland County.

New Zealand King Salmon welcomes feed barge to fleet

Photo: Southern Ocean Solutions

New Zealand King Salmon has taken delivery of a new feed barge built by Z189 Shipyard in Vietnam.

Designed by Australia’s Southern Ocean Solutions, Kai Hamana has capacity for 330 tonnes of pelletised feed in six silos and cabins for up to four personnel, though the barge may also be operated autonomously. Up to six different grades of feed can be stored at any given time.

An advanced feed system supplied by the AKVA Group allows for precise feed management with minimised breakage. Feed can be discharged from all six silos simultaneously.

Expansion completed on Chinese floating marine ranch

Photo: China Classification Society

China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) has completed construction of the next phase of an offshore marine ranch complex operated by the Shandong Ocean Harvest Group in the waters off Shandong province.

The expansion of the Genghai No 1 marine ranch complex consists of a large-scale recreational fishery complex with dedicated facilities for scientific research, recreational fishing, guest accommodations, and dining. The new star-shaped fishery complex is connected to the ranch via two covered boardwalks.

Construction of the additional complex was done by CSIC in compliance to China Classification Society rules.

Chinese-built live transport vessel delivered to new owner

China’s Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard has delivered a new live transport vessel to local owner Shandong Yantai Jinghai Marine Fishery Company.

Jinghai 1 Yuye Yangzhi Yunshu Chuan (“Jinghai 1 Fishery Aquaculture Transport Vessel”) is fitted with remotely controlled fish harvesting and monitoring equipment. Fish diagnostics systems such as water temperature regulators and disinfection equipment are also fitted.

The newbuild measures 62 by 10 metres and can transport up to one tonne of fish between offshore cages and land-based processing facilities.

Hybrid seiner/trawler nearing delivery to Norway’s Sørheim Holding

Photo: Cemre Shipyard

A Turkish shipyard has completed the final sea trials of a new purse seiner/trawler ordered by Norwegian company Sørheim Holding for operation by subsidiary Selvag Senior.

The vessel, which is also named Selvag Senior, measures 79.5 by 16.2 metres and is powered by an LNG battery hybrid propulsion system. Live catch will be stored in 12 RSW tanks with a total capacity of 2,550 cubic metres.

Design work was provided by Norwegian naval architecture firm Skipsteknisk in compliance to DNV class requirements.

Trials underway for new fishing/training vessel for Norway’s Vestland County

Photo: Hvide Sande Shipyard

Hvide Sande Shipyard in Denmark has begun conducting sea trials of a fishing/training vessel ordered by the Vestland County Municipality of Norway.

The 35-metre-long Skulebas has compartments that will function as classrooms to help train aspiring fishing vessel crews. Accommodations are available for up to 20 crew and students.

The newbuild will replace a similarly named vessel that has been in service in Vestland County for nearly 43 years.

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