Fishing Vessel News Roundup | October 4 – Chinese offshore farm, Icelandic netting boat, trawlers for Spain, Scotland and Denmark

Fishing Vessel News Roundup | October 4 – Chinese offshore farm, Icelandic netting boat, trawlers for Spain, Scotland and Denmark


A Chinese aquaculture company will soon take delivery of a new deep-sea harvesting and tourism facility, a pelagic trawler has entered service in Scotland, and a new netting boat has been handed over to its owners in northern Iceland. Work is progressing on a new shrimp and halibut trawler for a Danish seafood company. Lastly, a customer in Spain selects a local shipyard for a new trawler optimised for South Atlantic waters.

Construction completed on new aquaculture tourism platform in China

Photo: China Classification Society

A new semi-submersible offshore fish farm that will also serve as an aquaculture tourism platform will soon begin operations in the waters of China’s Fujian province.

The CCS-classed Mintou Hongdong was built for local customer Mintou Deep-Sea Aquaculture Equipment Leasing. The platform is fitted with systems for video surveillance, water quality monitoring, and ocean current meteorological monitoring.

The onboard systems draw electrical power from wave energy and photovoltaic systems to ensure reduced emissions.

Netting boat delivered to fishing company in Grimsey, Iceland

Photo: Trefjar

Icelandic boatbuilder Trefjar recently handed over a new netting boat to Heimsskautssport, a fishing company based on the island of Grimsey near the Arctic Circle.

Björn measures 12.99 by 3.8 metres and is powered by a Yanmar 6HYM engine. The hold can store up to 15 tubs of 660 litres capacity each.

The newbuild replaces an older Trefjar boat that was delivered in 2005.

Pelagic trawler handed over to Scottish partners

Northbay Fishing Company and Wiseman Fishing Company recently took delivery of a pelagic trawler built by Karstensens Skibsværft of Denmark to a design by Skipsteknisk of Norway.

The 75-metre-long Artemis will replace a similarly named vessel in the owners’ fleet.

Power is provided by a 6,100kW main engine. The equipment includes Simrad electronics, MacGregor cranes, Karmøy winches, and a Johnson Controls RSW plant.

Turkish yard launches future freezer trawler for Denmark’s Ocean Prawns

Photo: Tersan Shipyard

Tersan Shipyard of Turkey recently floated out a new freezer trawler ordered by Ocean Prawns of Denmark.

Once completed, the Skipsteknisk-designed Atlantic Enterprise will measure 83.2 by 18 metres and will be equipped primarily for catching and processing shrimp and Greenland halibut. The freezer hold will have a total capacity of 3,000 cubic metres and will include space for pallets.

Atlantic Enterprise will the third Skipsteknisk-designed vessel to join the Ocean Prawns fleet. It will sail under the Canadian flag.

Spain’s Petrel Fishing orders trawler from local builder

Photo: Nodosa Shipyard

Petrel Fishing Company, a member company of Spain’s the Pescapuerta Group, has selected local shipbuilder Nodosa for the construction of a new freezer trawler.

The 2,500GT, 85-metre Prion will be operated primarily in the South Atlantic following delivery at the end of 2024.

The vessel will have three deck cranes and crew accommodations consisting of both single- and double-berth cabins. The onboard factory deck will have an ergonomic layout to ensure greater efficiency.

See all the other news, reviews and features of this month’s Marine Engines and Propulsion Systems Week right here.

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