Danish port christens new freezer trawler

A new freezer trawler Sajoni has been christened at the Danish port of Skagen.

Built for Henrik Terpet and Brian Sørensen to fish for shrimp and freeze on board, the Vestværft-built Sajoni measures 28 metres overall with an 8.4-metre beam.

Sajoni has a 746kW, 12-cylinder Cummins main engine, driving a Heimdal propeller inside a nozzle via a Heimdal gearbox fitted with two PTOs. Additional power is sourced from two 141kVa Cummins auxiliary engines.

Operated by a crew of 12 on a two weeks on/two weeks off roster, Sajoni replaces the smaller Casilo. It docks in the Danish ports of Hanstholm, Hirtshals and Skagen, or at Smögen in Sweden.

Mr Terpet said the catch-handling deck fitted by InTech enabled catches of fish and shrimp to be processed within an hour, which boosts quality. The ice machine and the refrigeration and chiller systems were supplied by Lemvig Maskin og Køleteknik.

She has three 18-tonne main trawl winches managed by a Thyborøn trawl computer, fishing gear handled via a man double net drum and a single drum, and the package also includes gilsons, a mooring winch, two helper winches and a powered tracking system for adjusting the trawl blocks, as well as a TMP900 deck crane.

Sajoni fishes with a pair of Thyborøn trawl doors and roller clump, and there are three 2100 mesh shrimp trawl on board, supplied by Selstad Nordtrawl.

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