VESSEL REVIEW | Huafeng 827 – Argentina-based operator adds multi-purpose trawler to fleet

VESSEL REVIEW | Huafeng 827 – Argentina-based operator adds multi-purpose trawler to fleet

Arbumasa Pesca Austral, a Chinese-owned fishing and fish export company under Buenos Aires-based the Dalian Huafeng Aquatics Products Group, recently took delivery of a new trawler.

The latest addition to Arbumasa's 23-strong fleet, the steel-hulled Huafeng 827 is the first in a planned series of six trawlers built by local shipyard Astillero Federico Contessi y Cia to replace six aging vessels, including four built by the same yard, that were completed in the 1970s and 1980s for operation by Dalian Huafeng. The remaining five vessels in the contract are scheduled to be delivered by 2024, or around three years since the order was placed.

The RINA-classed newbuild has an LOA of 24.1 metres, a moulded beam of 7.8 metres, and a draught of 3.6 metres.

A Yanmar 6EY17W main engine drives a 1,870-millimetre, five-bladed Kaplan propeller via a Yanmar YXH-500L gearbox to deliver a service speed of 10 knots. A Buen Rumbo BR-1500 hydraulic rudder and a Side Power bow thruster have also been fitted to aid in manoeuvring. A pair of Cummins NTA 855-D engines provide the vessel's auxiliary power.

The array of fishing equipment is from Berycar and includes three fishing winches and two net drums. Berycar also supplied the vessel's anchor winch. All winches are hydraulically operated, and the deck layout may be configured for pelagic or demersal trawling.

The electronics include a switchboard from Giordano-Alpaheli and installation works were carried out by Electronica Naval. The catch handling and processing equipment consists of a hold with insulation from Nautiplast, chillers from PM Refrigeracion, and fish conveyors and a washing bin supplied by Be-Inox.

Huafeng 827 will soon begin operating out of its home port of Mar del Plata. It will be used to catch various species but will primarily fish for Argentine red shrimp, squid, and hake for export to the US, Europe, and the Far East.

Huafeng 827
Type of vessel:Trawler
Owner:Dalian Huafeng Aquatics Products Group, Argentina
Operator:Arbumasa Pesca Austral, Argentina
Builder:Astillero Federico Contessi y Cia, Argentina
Hull construction material:Steel
Length overall:24.1 metres
Beam:7.8 metres
Draught:3.6 metres
Main engine:Yanmar 6EY17W
Gearbox:Yanmar YXH-500L
Propulsion:Kaplan propeller
Auxiliary engines:2 x Cummins NTA 855-D
Side thruster:Side Power
Rudder:Buen-Rumbo BR-1500
Cruising speed:10 knots
Electronics supplied by:Electronica Naval
Other electronics:Giordano-Alpaheli switchboard
Fishing equipment:Berycar net drums
Refrigeration/fish processing equipment:PM Refrigeracion chillers; Be-Inox conveyors; Be-Inox washing bin
Other equipment installed:Nautiplast fish hold insulation

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