Newly delivered fishing and aquaculture vessels include a netting boat for an Icelandic owner and a large Chinese-built self-propelled fish farm. Orders have meanwhile been placed for four Spanish-built seining vessels and two feed barges for deployment at exposed offshore fish farms.
Construction completed on new Chinese self-propelled fish farm
China’s Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding has completed construction on a new vessel that will operate primarily as an offshore fish farm.
Named Lu Ji Yu Yang 60616, the self-propelled vessel was designed by the Institute of Fisheries Machinery and Instruments of the Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences. It has an LOA of 249 metres, a beam of 45 metres, and a displacement of approximately 130,000 tonnes.
Two engines deliver a speed of 10 knots and a range of 20,000 nautical miles or an endurance of 90 days.
The vessel’s main deck can accommodate a variety of equipment used in fish farming, processing, transfer, storage, and experimental research. There are also a helicopter deck and breeding laboratories.
Icelandic fisher takes delivery of 10m netting boat
Fishing boat captain Alexander John Polson of Grindavik in southern Iceland has taken delivery of a new net fishing vessel from local builder Trefjar.
The 9.6-metre-long Research is powered by an FPT N67 main engine driving a ZF gearbox and has a fish hold that can house 12 boxes of 380 litres capacity each. Accommodations for two crewmembers include a cabin and a galley.
The vessel also has a lifeboat and other safety features supplied by Viking Life-Saving Equipment.
Spanish builder to supply seiner quartet
Aresa Shipyard of Barcelona, Spain has been awarded a contract to built four new seining vessels in a series for undisclosed customers based overseas.
Each vessel will have an LOA of 25 metres, capacity for 50 tonnes of fish, and an integrated RSW tank in the fish hold.
Deliveries of all four boats are scheduled for 2023 and 2024. The contract also includes after-sales services packages.
Faroese salmon farmer orders two 700-tonne feed barges
Faroe Islands-based salmon farm operator Hiddenfjord has selected local company JT Electric to construct two new feed barged for deployment at exposed sites in North Atlantic waters.
The fully-automated barges will each have capacity for 700 tonnes of feed and the ability to withstand extreme weather conditions. Technology will also be available to enable the barges’ various onboard systems to be operated remotely from a shore station.
The barges are scheduled for delivery before the end of the summer of 2022.
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