Pella launches Fest's first Project 1701 trawler

Pella launches Fest's first Project 1701 trawler Image: Pella

Russia's Pella Shipyard has launched the first of two Project 1701 freezer trawlers ordered by Fest Group.

The 61- by 14-metre vessel has been named Skorpion and will be used for both bottom and pelagic trawling.

The trawler will have a crew of 38, a fish hold capacity of 1,200 cubic metres, a freezing capacity of over 60 tonnes per day, and an electrohydraulic crane capable of hauling up to three tonnes.

One 3,480kW engine will give Skorpion a speed of 13.5 knots.

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