Yantar shipyard launches newbuild trawler

Kaliningrad-based Baltic Shipyard Yantar has launched the first of three trawlers for a Kamchatka-based fishing company.

Russia’s federal fisheries agency (Rosrybolovstvo) said the ship named Leninets was a purse seine/pelagic trawler designed by a Norwegian engineering company Skipskompetanse.

Designed for trawl, seine and purse seine deep-water fishing, the 50.6-metre-long vessel has a 12-metre beam and a 2,200kW main engine.

The catch will be stored in sea water-cooled cargo tanks.

The hulls of the second and the third vessels named Udarnik and Komandor are to be delivered in 2018.

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