Comata has ordered a 62.8-metre freezer longliner dedicated to toothfish fishing in the French Austral seas. Designed by Piriou Ingenierie, and to be built at Piriou's Vietnamese shipyard, Ile de la Reunion should be delivered by the end of the 2018 summer.
It will be equipped with diesel electric propulsion comprising two propulsion systems, allowing more flexibility in energy management, simplified maintenance, and fuel oil savings. Electricity production is via four marine diesel oil (MDO) powered generators.
Designed to be operated in tropical zones, especially in the Indian Ocean, as well as in sub-polar regions to a latitude under 60°S, Ile de la Reunion is ICE 1C classified. In order to be able to operate in no dumping areas, this next-generation longliner is also equipped with a treatment plant for fishing waste. Waste is ground and stored in two dedicated tanks of 95m3 total capacity.
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