VESSEL REVIEW | Sille Marie – Pelagic trawler to operate out of Southern Norway

Photo: Karstensens Skibsvaerft
Photo: Karstensens Skibsvaerft

A new pelagic trawler has been delivered to Sille Marie, a fishing company based in Kristiansand municipality in southern Norway.

The DNV-classed vessel, which is also named Sille Marie, is the first newbuild to be acquired by the same customer. It replaces a similarly named earlier vessel that had been purchased from a Swedish owner in 2015. Like the earlier Sille Marie, the newbuild will be used to trawl for herring, mackerel, and other industrial species.

<em>Photo: NorSap</em>
Photo: NorSap

The vessel has an LOA of 65.9 metres, a moulded beam of 14 metres, a depth of 5.5 metres, a gross tonnage of 2,000, and accommodations for 10 crewmembers. Power is provided by one MAN 8L27/38 2,920kW main engine driving a 4,700mm propeller to deliver a speed of 16 knots.

Also fitted are two Volvo Penta D16 556ekW auxiliary diesel engines, two Brunvoll 700kW side thrusters, a 1,800kW shaft alternator, and a rudder and steering system from Kongsberg Maritime. A large battery pack will reduce consumption during active peak shaving and provide additional power during critical operating conditions. A power management system helps manage the vessel's energy consumption.

<em>Photo: NorSap</em>
Photo: NorSap

The deck equipment consists of SeaQuest cranes and electric winches from MacGregor Rapp Marine, which also supplied the vessel's stern electric fish pumps for hauling catch on board. The electronics suite also includes two Furuno radars.

The onboard fish factory has been laid out to ensure efficient workflow and fish welfare, thus better preserving catch quality for later consumption. The live tanks have a total capacity of 1,550 cubic metres and the catch is kept cool with the aid of two PTG Frionordica 870kW RSW plants. The factory setup also has gutting machines from KM Fish Machinery, a vacuum system from Önnereds Svets, and an ice slurry machine from Kapp.

<em>Photo: salthaug</em>
Photo: salthaug

Other energy-saving features include a heat recovery system and the use of LED lighting throughout the vessel. The accommodation spaces meanwhile consist of two single cabins, five two-berth cabins, a medical bay, a laundry area, a fitness area, a mess, a galley, and a day room. To ensure comfort, the crew areas are fitted with sound insulation and are kept as far as practical from the engine room and other sources of onboard noise.

Sille Marie
Type of vessel:Factory trawler
Owner:Sille Marie, Norway
Length overall:65.9 metres
Beam:14 metres
Depth:5.5 metres
Gross tonnage:2,000
Capacity:1,550 cubic metres
Main engine:MAN 8L27/38, 2,920 kW
Auxiliary engines:2 x Volvo Penta DI16, each 556 ekW
Generator:1,800 kW
Side thruster:2 x Brunvoll, each 700 kW
Steering system:Kongsberg Maritime
Rudder:Kongsberg Maritime
Maximum speed:16 knots
Radars:2 x Furuno
Other electronics:Power management system
Winches:MacGregor Rapp Marine
Fishing equipment:MacGregor Rapp Marine
Refrigeration/Fish processing equipment:2 x PTG Frionordica RSW plants; KM Fish Machinery gutting machines; Önnereds Svets vacuum system; Kapp ice slurry machine
Seating:NorSap 800; 2 x NorSap 1600
Interior lighting:LED
Type of fuel:Diesel
Accommodation:Cabins; medical bay; laundry area; fitness area; mess; galley; day room
Operational area:Southern Norway

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