Honningsvag fisher’s newest crab boat to feature oil spill response capability

Photo: Kewatec Aluboat

Finnish builder Kewatec Aluboat has delivered a new all-aluminium fishing vessel to owner Jim Nikolaisen of Honningsvag in northern Norway.

Named Asterix, the newbuild is designed primarily for net fishing and catching king crabs.

The vessel has a length of 10.99 metres, a beam of 4.7 metres, a displacement of 22 tonnes, and a fish hold that can accommodate up to 25 tonnes of catch. A Scania D13 engine delivers a speed of about 10 knots.

Kewatec said Asterix will also be equipped for oil spill response duties.

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