Fishing Vessel News Roundup | April 18 – Norwegian, Scottish and Russian newbuilds, a new offshore platform for China and a Dutch-designed tropical shrimp trawler

Fishing Vessel News Roundup | April 18 – Norwegian, Scottish and Russian newbuilds, a new offshore platform for China and a Dutch-designed tropical shrimp trawler

Deliveries include a landing craft for a Scottish farming company, a pelagic trawler for a Norwegian owner, and a crab boat for a Russian operator. A Chinese yard launches a new deep-sea farming platform with advanced monitoring and cleaning systems. Finally, a Dutch firm introduces a new shrimp trawler design.

New landing craft to serve Scottish Sea Farms

Photo: Scottish Sea Farms

Scottish Sea Farms has taken delivery of its largest landing craft to date, designed to support the company’s move to farms of fewer but larger pens.

Hollie Rose was built in Scotland by Bute Boatbuilders to a design by Argyll-based naval architect AG Salmon.

The 19-metre-long vessel, equipped with a deck crane and twin MD196TI Doosan diesel engines, will be based between Mull and Oban, and deployed across Scottish Sea Farms’ mainland estate. It will assist with net washing, inspections, and treatments.

Among the net washing equipment is a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) that removes marine debris from pens during washing, helping create an optimum environment for fish.

Norway’s Gollenes adds pelagic trawler to fleet

Photo: Gollenes

Norwegian family-owned fishing company Gollenes has taken delivery of a new pelagic trawler built by Danish shipyard Karstensens Skibsværft.

The 69-metre newbuild, also named Gollenes, replaces an earlier Kartensens-built vessel in the owner’s fleet. It will be used primarily to trawl for herring, mackerel, and whitefish.

Power is provided by a ABC 6DL36 3,995kW main engine while electrical requirements are supplied by two Scania DI16 generators. The all-electric fishing equipment includes trawl winches, net drums, and pumps from MacGregor.

Crabber delivered to Russian Fishery Company

Photo: USC

United Shipbuilding Corporation’s (USC) Khabarovsk Shipbuilding Plant recently delivered a crab fishing vessel to the Russian Fishery Company.

Omolon belongs to the Project 03141 series, which is designed for both crab and shrimp fishing as well as transport of live catch. Construction is in accordance with the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping’s Ice2 notation.

The vessel has an LOA of 63.27 metres, a beam of 10.6 metres, space for 21 crewmembers, and a 1,618kW main engine.

New offshore aquaculture platform floated out in China

Photo: China Classification Society

China’s Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding has floated out the second unit in a series of offshore aquaculture platforms ordered by Fujian Qiandong Offshore Granary Technology.

Once completed, Qiandong 2 will have an LOA of 67.6 metres, a beam of 31.5 metres, and a total tank capacity of 2,200 cubic metres. Key features will include self-cleaning capability and a remote monitoring system.

The platform will be used primarily for harvesting large yellow croaker in the waters off the city of Fuzhou in Fujian province.

Construction is being done in compliance to China Classification Society rules.

Dutch shipbuilder unveils shrimp trawler for tropical waters

Photo: Damen

Netherlands-based the Damen Shipyards Group, through its Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam division, has unveiled a new design of 26-metre trawler capable of catching wild shrimp in both tropical and sub-tropical waters.

Damen said the design emphasises low fuel consumption courtesy of an enlarged propeller diameter and a streamlined balance rudder and skeg. The engine room will meanwhile be positioned aft of the fish hold to shorten the propulsion line.

The strength and plate thicknesses of the hull and superstructure meet the rule requirements of Bureau Veritas.

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