VESSEL REVIEW | Omolon – Ice-capable crabber/shrimper delivered to Russia’s Mag-Sea

Photo: United Shipbuilding Corporation
Photo: United Shipbuilding Corporation

Russia's United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC), through its Khabarovsk Shipbuilding Plant in the country's Far East, recently delivered a crab fishing vessel to local fishing company Mag-Sea International.

Omolon belongs to the Project 03141 series of two vessels, which are designed for both crab and shrimp fishing as well as transport of live catch directly to port, though these may also be configured for longline fishing if required. Construction of Omolon and sister vessel Kedon is in accordance with the Ice2 notation of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping.

<em>Photo: MarineTraffic.com/Viktor T</em>
Photo: MarineTraffic.com/Viktor T

The newbuild has an LOA of 63.27 metres, a beam of 10.6 metres, a depth of 4.6 metres, a draught of four metres, a gross tonnage of 1,048, and accommodations for 21 crewmembers. A diesel engine with a rated output of 1,618 kW at 310 rpm drives a controllable-pitch propeller via a Hitachi NICO HLTPY1150 gearbox to deliver a speed of 14 knots and an endurance of 45 days.

<em>Photo: United Shipbuilding Corporation</em>
Photo: United Shipbuilding Corporation

The fishing equipment consists of two 0.95-tonne cranes for lifting pots out of the water and offloading at port. Catch is stored in 15 tanks with a total capacity of 346.7 cubic metres of seawater maintained at temperatures of between zero and two degrees Celsius. The vessel also has a desalination plant that can produce up to three cubic metres of fresh water per day.

The vessel's electrical power plant includes a Taiyo FEK 540XL-6 400kW shaft alternator and two Yanmar 6N165L-EW 441kW generators.

<em>Photo: United Shipbuilding Corporation</em>
Photo: United Shipbuilding Corporation

Some of our readers have expressed disquiet at our publication of reviews and articles describing new vessels from Russia. We at Baird Maritime can understand and sympathise with those views. However, despite the behaviour of the country's leaders, we believe that the maritime world needs to learn of the latest developments in vessel design and construction there.

Omolon
SPECIFICATIONS
Type of vessel:Crab/shrimp catching vessel
Classification:Russian Maritime Register of Shipping
Flag:Russia
Owner:Mag-Sea International, Russia
Builder:Khabarovsk Shipbuilding Plant, Russia
Length overall:63.27 metres
Beam:10.6 metres
Draught:4.0 metres
Depth:4.6 metres
Gross tonnage:1,048
Capacity:346.7 cubic metres
Main engine:1,618 kW at 310 rpm
Gearbox:Hitachi NICO HLTPY1150
Propulsion:Controllable-pitch propeller
Generators:Taiyo FEK 540XL-6, 400 kW; 2 x Yanmar 6N165L-EW, each 441 kW
Maximum speed:14 knots
Cranes:2
Refrigeration equipment:15 x RSW tanks
Type of fuel:Diesel
Crew:21

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