New Scottish-designed freezer trawler delivered to local fisherman

Photo: Macduff Ship Design

Macduff Shipyards has handed over a new freezer trawler to Scottish fisherman Brian Harvey for operation in the North Sea.

Designed by Macduff Ship Design, Orion has a steel hull, an LOA of 24.5 metres, a beam of 7.6 metres, space for eight crewmembers, and a Caterpillar C32 main engine that drives a fixed-pitch propeller to deliver a speed of 10.5 knots. The fish hold can house 700 boxes.

Amenities include a mess with galley and a laundry room.

The fabrication of the hull was subcontracted to Kedat Shipyard in Szczecin, Poland, with the construction reviewed and verified by Bureau Veritas to comply with the MCA’s construction standard. Upon completion, the hull was towed to Macduff for outfitting by the yard.

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