VESSEL REVIEW | Vea – Large Turkish-built seiner/trawler for Norwegian waters

Photo: Vea Fiskeri

Ozata Shipyard in Turkey has delivered a new purse seiner/trawler ordered by Norwegian fishing company Vea Fiskeri.

Built to a design by Norwegian naval architecture firm Sawicon, Vea has a length of 67.6 metres, a beam of 14.5 metres, and steel/aluminium construction. A Caterpillar-MaK 8M32C main engine with a rated output of 4,000 kW at 600 rpm drives a Brunvoll 4,100mm controllable-pitch propeller via a Scana Volda ACG 850/PS680 gearbox. Auxiliary power is available in the form of a Scania DI16 75M engine and a Stamford HCM634G2 engine. A Kongsberg Maritime steering system and Brunvoll stern and bow thrusters are also fitted.

Photo: Vea Fiskeri

The vessel’s RSW tanks have a total capacity of 1,700 cubic metres. The vessel has a production and monitoring system from MMC First Process. All the deck machinery including the cranes comes as part of a complete package from Karmoy Winch, which also supplied some of the fishing equipment.

Photo: Ozata Shipyard

The wheelhouse electronics include a Zenitel intercom, a Consilium fire alarm system, and Furuno radars. Maritime Montering was responsible for the interior spaces, which are kept comfortable with the aid of a Teknotherm HVAC. Tranberg supplied the bridge navigation lights while Luminell provided the searchlights and floodlights and Glamox installed the rest of the vessel’s interior and exterior lighting. The vessel is also equipped with firefighting gear from Survitec.

Photo: Ozata Shipyard

Vea was built according to DNV class rules and complies with Norwegian Maritime Directorate rules and regulations for fishing vessels. It is the fifth vessel to bear the same name in the Vea Fiskeri fleet and replaces a similarly named, 2004-built vessel.

Photo: Vea Fiskeri

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Type of vessel:Purse seiner/Trawler
Classification:DNV +1A 1, E0, Fishing Vessel
Owner:Vea Fiskeri, Norway
Designer:Sawicon, Norway
Builder:Ozata Shipyard, Turkey
Length overall:67.6 metres
Beam:14.5 metres
Main engine:Caterpillar-MaK 8M32C, 4,000 kW at 600 rpm
Gearbox:Scana Volda ACG 850/PS680
Propulsion:Brunvoll controllable-pitch propeller
Auxiliary engines:Scania DI16 75M; Stamford HCM634G2
Side thrusters:2 x Brunvoll
Steering system:Kongsberg Maritime
Radio:Zenitel intercom
Alarm system:Consilium
Cranes:Karmoy Winch
Other deck equipment:Karmoy Winch
Fishing equipment:Karmoy Winch
Fish processing equipment:MMC First Process
Other equipment installed:Teknotherm HVAC
Interior lighting:Tranberg; Glamox
External lighting:Glamox; Luminell
Firefighting equipment:Survitec

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