VESSEL REVIEW: Engey RE91 – Fishing on ice

Soon to arrive in Reykjavik, in time for the northern summer, is the 55-metre steel fishing trawler Engey RE91 from Turkish yard Celiktrans. Built to handle the rough and cold conditions of the Arctic and North Sea, she will be capable of not only catching fish, but processing it aboard as well.

The stern trawler is set up for bottom trawling with a comprehensive set of fishing gear installed. Two 210kW towing winches are equipped, as is a 30kW cable winch. A pair of 55kW Gilson winches are sufficient to pull aboard even the biggest catches whilst a 130kW net drum keeps the fishing nets stored neatly for quick redeployment. Four 55kW sweeplines are available for use during trawling operations.

The vessel features a single massive refrigerated fish hold with a capacity of 905m3 where the catch is stored fresh on ice in plastic tubs. Two bycatch tanks of 20.4m3 each are located towards the bow.

The propulsion consists of a single MAN 6L 27/38 main engine producing 1,799kW, giving Engey RE91 a 35-tonne bollard pull. The 3,800mm diameter four-blade propeller is also from MAN and is driven from a Reintjes SVAL 950-33P K41A 7.048:1 gearbox.

Three phase electrical power comes from a shaft mounted alternator, and a Lindenberg genset connected to a MAN D 2840 LE301 V10 diesel. A Brunvoll FU37LTC1000 11/33 tunnel thruster provides additional manoeuvrability in tight spaces whilst 258.7m3 of marine diesel ensures plenty of endurance.

Accommodation is of a very high standard, with crew expected to remain indoors for the major part of any fishing voyage thanks to less than hospitable environment outside. The captain and four officers have mini-suites that feature large L-shaped lounge sets and desk areas along with single beds and private ensuites. Ten other crew are accommodated in single berth cabins, also with a smaller lounge and desk each, and sharing a toilet and shower between two cabins.

A two berth cabin is available below the bridge deck for visiting fisheries officers. On the same deck are a gymnasium and a large sauna for off-duty crew. The mess and recreation area features plenty of comfortable seating and lots of large windows, along with large TVs to keep up to date with the outside world.

Engey RE91
Type of vessel:Trawler
Classification:Bureau Veritas
Port of registry:Reykjavik, Iceland
Owner:HB Grandi
Builder:Celiktrans Shipbuilding Company, Turkey
Construction material:Steel
Length overall:54.75 metres
Length between perpendiculars:51.95 metres
Beam:13.5 metres
Draught:5.9 metres
Displacement:1,830 tonnes (full load)
Main engine:MAN 6L 27/38 diesel, 1,799kW
Gearbox:Reintjes SVAL 950-33P K41A 7.048:1
Propeller:MAN 4-blade 3,800mm diameter
Auxiliary engine:Lindenberg D 2840 LE301 V10 diesel
Shaft generator:AVK self-regulating 3 phase alternator
Bow thruster:Brunvoll FU37LTC1000 11/33 tunnel thruster
Cruising speed:12 knots
Operating speed:3.5 knots
Bollard pull:35 tons
Fish hold:815m3
By catch tanks:2 x 20.4m3
Ice tank:86m3
Towing winches:2 x 210kW, each 630rpm
Spooling gear:2 x 4kW
Cable winch:30kW
Gilson:2 x 55kW, each 1,480rpm
Net drum:130kW, 1,800rpm
Sweeplines:4 x 55kW, each 1,480rpm
Fuel capacity:258.7m3
Freshwater capacity:32.7m3
Accommodation:15 + 2


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