Fishing Vessel News Roundup | August 1 – Chinese tuna boats, new Russian trawler design and more

Deliveries include a compact trawler for a French owner and two longliners for China’s tuna fishing fleet in the Atlantic. A new Russian crab boat will meanwhile begin builder’s sea trials. Finally, a Russian design firm provides details on a new series of ice-capable trawler.

French owner acquires bespoke 10-metre trawler

Photo: Mer et Design

French shipbuilder Alu Acier Service Marine recently delivered a new custom-made, multi-purpose fishing vessel to an undisclosed customer.

Yakari II was built to a design by local naval architecture firm Mer et Design. It is equipped primarily for trawling while also boasting live transport capability.

The newbuild has all-aluminium construction and a length of 10 metres. Power is provided by a Doosan L126TI engine while the hydraulic equipment was supplied by GMH.

The electronics include a Furuno radar.

New tuna longliners handed over to China’s Sino-Ocean

Photo: China Classification Society

China’s Dalian Liaoning Shipyard has handed over two tuna longline fishing vessels in a series to local shipowner Sino-Ocean.

Jinfeng 2 and Jinfeng 4 are both classed by China Classification Society. Both vessels will be operated in the Atlantic Ocean.

The newbuilds each measure 52 metres long and are fitted with emissions reduction systems.

Builder’s sea trials to begin for new crab boat for Russia’s Mag-Sea

Photo: United Shipbuilding Corporation

Khabarovsk Shipbuilding Plant, a division of Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation, will soon commence builder’s sea trials of the second crab fishing vessel in a series ordered by Russian fishing vessel Mag-Sea International.

Kedon is the second in the Project 03141 series of vessels, which are designed for both crab and shrimp fishing as well as transport of live catch directly to port, though these may also be configured for longline fishing if required. Construction of Kedon and earlier sister vessel Omolon is in accordance with the Ice2 notation of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping.

The vessel has an LOA of 63.27 metres, a beam of 10.6 metres, a depth of 4.6 metres, a draught of four metres, a gross tonnage of 1,048, and accommodations for 21 crewmembers. The fishing and catch transport equipment will include two cranes and 15 RSW tanks.

Russian firm unveils new freezer trawler design

Photo: Adomat

Russian engineering firm Adomat has unveiled images of a new design of medium-sized vessel equipped for both bottom and pelagic trawling as well as processing of catch.

The vessel will be built according to the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping’s Ice2 notation, ensuring safe operation even under mild ice conditions and outside air temperatures as low as –30 degrees Celsius. The wheelhouse will be made of aluminium while the remainder of the superstructure and hull will be made of steel.

The propulsion system will consist of a diesel engine driving a controllable-pitch propeller housed in a fixed nozzle.

The hold will be able to store up to 90 tonnes of chilled fish products while accommodations will be available for up to 16 crewmembers.

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