Fishing Vessel News Roundup | March 22 – Norwegian-owned newbuilds, a fish farm workboat for Scotland and a new trawler design from Lithuania

An Icelandic builder delivers two line fishing vessels to owners in Norway as a wellboat is nearing completion before deployment to the UK. A Dutch yard launches a new aquaculture support vessel for a Scottish owner. Finally, a Lithuanian firm introduces a new trawler based on an earlier design.

Line fishing boat pair delivered to Norwegian owners

Photo: Trefjar

Icelandic boatbuilder Trefjar recently delivered two new identical fishing vessels to brothers Tom-Kenneth and Kurth-Anders Slettvoll of Lofoten, Norway.

Ørsvåg II and Ørsvåg III each have a length of 9.99 metres, line fishing equipment, and a hold with capacity for 12 tubs of 380 litres each. Power is provided by a FPT C90 main engine.

Facilities on each boat include a mess with seating for four, a galley, a toilet with shower, and a cabin with three berths.

Intership christens newest wellboat

Photo: Intership

Norwegian owner Intership recently held a formal naming ceremony for its newest wellboat.

Built by Zamakona Yards of Spain, Inter Atlantic has a total live transport capacity of 2,200 cubic metres and a freshwater production capacity of 5,000 cubic metres per day.

Following the christening, the vessel went to local shipyard Myklebust Verft for its new delousing system to be installed.

Inter Atlantic will initially be deployed to Scotland where it will support the salmon harvesting activities of a local operator. The vessel will later relocate to Canada.

Inverlussa Marine utility vessel floated out in Netherlands

Photo: Inverlussa Marine Services

Dutch shipbuilder Nauplius Workboats has floated out a new utility vessel slated for Scottish aquaculture support specialist Inverlussa Marine Services.

The 27-metre Isaac Eslea will be fitted with a diesel-electric propulsion system and a four-line delousing system. Accommodations will be available for a 12-strong crew.

Following delivery, the vessel will begin work at the harvesting facilities of Cooke Aquaculture Scotland.

Lithuanian firm unveils new trawler design

Photo: Western Baltic Engineering

Lithuanian ship designer Western Baltic Engineering (WBE) has unveiled a new trawler design.

The vessel will have an LOA of 49.5 metres, a cargo capacity of 1,300 cubic metres, and a speed of 12 knots. Accommodations for 16 crewmembers will include single cabins, a gym, a sauna, a mess, and a lounge.

The design came about after an Icelandic customer requested WBE to modify an existing trawler to enable it to better serve market needs.

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