Canada’s Qikiqtaaluk Fisheries taps Norwegian designer for new freezer trawler

Photo: Skipsteknisk

Qikiqtaaluk Fisheries Corporation (QFC) based on Baffin Island in Canada has awarded Norwegian naval architects Skipsteknisk a contract to design a new freezer trawler.

The vessel, which will be named Saputi II, will measure 79 by 17 metres and will have a carrying capacity of 800 tons of shrimps or 1,200 tonnes of turbot. The trawler will be built with heavy ice-class and designed for operation in severe climatic conditions in the Bay of Baffin.

The new trawler will replace the 1987-built, Skipsteknisk-designed freezer trawler Saputi in the QFC fleet.

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