Spanish yard launches Falklands squid catcher

A newbuild factory trawler designed to catch squid near the Falkland Islands has been launched at the Nodosa shipyard in Spain.

The 67-metre-long Monteferro with semi-inverted bow has been built for joint venture company Kalamar, which is owned by Falkland and Spanish interests.

She accommodates 44 crew in two-berth cabins.

Monteferro has a 2400kW MaK main engine, all-electric Ibercisa package with 35-tonne trawl winches, a 16-cubic-metre net drum and four sweepline winches.

The factory deck has eight blast freezers with a 67-tonne daily production capacity and Monteferro has a 1340-cubic-metre refrigerated fish hold.

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