Armement Bigouden accepts delivery of new trawler

Le Guilvinec fishing company Armement Bigouden has taken delivery of a new trawler Bara Breizh.

The Coprexma-designed trawler is 24.9 metres long overall with a 7.8-metre beam and design draught of 4.5 metres. It was built at the Chantiers Gléhen yard at Douarnanez.

Built on a steel hull with aluminium superstructure, the Bara Breizh is capable of operating as a twin-rig demersal trawler or with pelagic gear for part of the year for pair trawling for albacore tuna.

The 180-cubic-metre fish room has capacity for 50,660-litre fish tubs and 23,460-litre tubs, as well as a 30-cubic-metre holding area for discards to be retained.

Bara Breizh has deck equipment supplied by Bopp, with three main trawl winches, five net drums, two gilsons and a crane for discharging catches.

The main engine is a 600kW Caterpillar 3512 driving a 2,400mm diameter propeller inside a nozzle via a Masson Marine W7400 NR EW reduction gear.

It includes two-berth crew cabins and single cabins for the engineer and skipper.

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