Fishing Vessel News Roundup | September 26 – Norwegian hybrid wellboat, Russian crabber/shrimper and more

Deliveries include an ice-capable crab boat for Russia, a Finnish-built net fishing vessel, and a hybrid wellboat for a Norwegian owner. An Australian fishing company has meanwhile placed an order for a longliner designed to catch toothfish in the Southern Ocean.

Finnish builder delivers net fishing vessel to Norwegian owner

Photo: Kewatec Aluboat

Finnish boatbuilder Kewatec Aluboat has completed construction of a new net fishing vessel to Norwegian fishing company Hellnes Fisk.

The vessel has a cargo capacity of approximately 20 tonnes and a Scania DI13 main engine fed by a 2,000-litre tank. Bow and stern thrusters provide additional manoeuvrability for net fishing.

Facilities include a galley, a seating area, two double-berth cabins, and a toilet with shower.

Intership takes delivery of second wellboat in series

Photo: Intership

Norwegian seafood company Intership recently took delivery of the second wellboat in a series built by Spain’s Zamakona Yards to a design by Salt Ship Design.

As with earlier sister Inter Atlantic, Inter Scotia has a live transport capacity of 2,200 cubic metres and a hybrid battery propulsion system. The fish handling equipment includes a reverse osmosis plant that can produce 5,000 cubic metres of fresh water in one day.

Inter Scotia will initially operate in support of a fish farm operator in Scotland. After a few months, the vessel will be taken out of service to allow the installation of a delousing system.

New shrimp/crab boat handed over to Russian owner

Photo: United Shipbuilding Corporation

Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC), through its Khabarovsk Shipbuilding Plant, has delivered a crab fishing vessel to compatriot fishing company Mag-Sea International.

Kedon 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.

The vessel 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 to deliver a speed of 14 knots and an endurance of 45 days.

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 RSW tanks with a total capacity of 346.7 cubic metres.

Kedon is a sister vessel of Omolon, which was delivered earlier this year. Both were built in compliance to the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping’s Ice2 requirements.

Austral Fisheries selects Norwegian yard for longliner newbuilding

Photo: Austral Fisheries

Australian fishing company Austral Fisheries has commissioned Norwegian shipbuilder Baatbygg for the construction of a new longlining vessel scheduled for delivery in 2025.

The Marin Teknikk-designed Austral Odyssey will have an LOA of 68.55 metres and will be equipped to take on the harsh operating conditions in the Heard Island and McDonald Islands toothfish fishery some 4,100 kilometres south-west of Perth.

An advanced energy-saving hybrid propulsion system will feature an integrated load shaving battery package and two-step gear box, which Austral Fisheries says will curb emissions and further improve fuel efficiency. The design also includes increased tank capacity to accommodate the potential for future renewable fuels such as methanol.

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