Fishing Vessel News Roundup | September 7 – Deliveries to Iceland, UK and Sweden plus a new Norwegian-owned seiner/trawler launched in Turkey

Newly delivered fishing boats are in operation in Iceland, Sweden, and the UK while a Turkish builder floats out a large seiner/trawler ordered by a customer in Norway.

Iceland’s Thorberg takes delivery of locally-built baiting boat

Photo: Trefjar

Iceland-based fishing company Thorberg has taken delivery of a new baiting and line fishing boat from local builder Trefjar.

Indridi Kristins replaces an older similarly named boat in the Thorberg fleet.

The new boat measures 12.5 by 6.5 metres and is powered by a Doosan 4V158TI engine connected to a ZF gearbox. Two generators supply electrical power.

The boat also has Mustad autolining gear and a fish hold with capacity for 54 boxes of 460 litres each.

The crew of eight are housed in four cabins. Other accommodation spaces include a large mess with galley, a toilet with shower, and a laundry room.

UK’s Waterdance expands crabbing fleet with newbuild acquisition

Photo: Parkol Marine Engineering

UK fishing company Waterdance recently welcomed a new crab boat to its fleet.

Winter of Ladram was built by Parkol Marine Engineering of Whitby. The newbuild has an LOA of 21.4 metres, a beam of 7.7 metres, and accommodations for ten crewmembers though the vessel can be operated by eight personnel including the captain.

Live crabs are stored in a 50,000-litre vivier tank while a separate dry hold houses bait lockers. A Volvo D16C-D MH engine drives a Michigan Marine propeller via a Reintjes gearbox.

Winter of Ladram will be operated mainly in the Irish Sea, where it will be used to catch crabs and lobsters.

Swedish-built herring trawler starts operational sailings

Photo: Sweden Pelagic

Swedish family-run fishing company Carmona has begun operational sailings of a new locally-built pelagic trawler.

The newbuild, also named Carmona, measures 49.9 by 12.5 metres and has a total installed power of 2,700 kW and a fish hold that can accommodate up to 1,200 tonnes.

The trawler has already begun fishing for herring in home waters.

Turkish yard launches new seiner/trawler for Norway’s Vea

Photo: Ozata Shipyard

Ozata Shipyard in Turkey has floated out a new purse seiner/trawler ordered by Norwegian fishing company Vea.

Built to a design by Norwegian naval architecture firm Sawicon, Vea will measure 67.6 by 14.5 metres and will be fitted with RSW tanks with a total capacity of 1,700 cubic metres.

The vessel will have Karmoy fishing equipment and a production and monitoring system from MMC.

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