VESSEL REVIEW | Skar Senior – Norwegian seafood company’s new locally-built 48m seiner/trawler

Photo: Marin Teknikk
Photo: Marin Teknikk

Norwegian fishing company Skar Senior recently added a locally-built vessel to its purse seining and pelagic trawling fleet.

The seiner/trawler, which is also named Skar Senior, was delivered by the local partnership of naval architecture firm Marin Teknikk and shipyard Maloy Verft. It has an LOA of 48.3 metres, a moulded beam of 12 metres, and accommodations for a crew of 10.

The vessel was designed according to the owner's specifications, which called for advanced purse seining and trawling equipment, 500-cubic-metre RSW tanks, and a vacuum system so that fish is gently hauled on board to ensure the best possible catch quality. The hull was built to DNV light ice class to allow operations even during days of mild winter.

<em>Photo: Maritime Montering</em>
Photo: Maritime Montering

Power is provided by a Yanmar 6EY26W main engine that produces 1,920 kW at 750 rpm and drives a Brunvoll Volda gearbox and propeller arrangement. Also fitted are three Scania auxiliary engines and two Brunvoll side thrusters. Steering is via a Kongsberg Maritime SR 642 system while the hydraulic equipment includes pumps from Allweiler and Flygt.

The firefighting system in the engine room is an Inergen system supplied by Sentronic. The bilge water separator is from Victor Marine and the boiler is from Ulmatec Pyro. Air compressors were provided by Sperre Industri and Atlas Copco.

A complete MacGregor deck equipment package includes cranes, net wings, winches, drums, and a rescue boat davit. The vacuum plant and the RSW plant are from MMC First Process. The electronics suite includes navigation and fish-finding equipment from Furuno while the lighting was supplied by Glamox.

<em>Photo: Maritime Montering</em>
Photo: Maritime Montering

Maritime Montering furnished the interiors in the bridge and the crew spaces, which include cabins, a lounge, a mess with galley, and a laundry area. The toilets were installed by Jets while the galley equipment is from Beha-Hedo Industrier. Other fixtures include NorSap seating in the bridge, Libra-Plast doors, and Bohamet windows fitted with Wynn windshield wipers.

All interior spaces benefit from an Isovent ventilation system. International paints are used to coat nearly all onboard surfaces. Lastly, Viking Norsafe provided all safety equipment.

Skar Senior has since replaced the company's earlier vessel Jokul. It will fish for herring, mackerel, and capelin in the Barents, Norwegian, and North Seas.

<em>Photo: Maritime Montering</em>
Photo: Maritime Montering
Skar Senior
Type of vessel:Seiner/Trawler
Owner:Skar Senior, Norway
Designer:Marin Teknikk, Norway
Builder:Maloy Verft, Norway
Length overall:48.3 metres
Beam:12 metres
Main engine:Yanmar 6EY26W, 1,920 kW at 750 rpm
Gearbox:Brunvoll Volda ACG 600
Propulsion:Brunvoll Volda controllable-pitch propeller
Auxiliary engines:2 x Scania DI16; Scania DI13
Side thrusters:2 x Brunvoll FU45LTC1375
Steering system:Kongsberg Maritime SR 642
Hydraulic equipment:Allweiler pumps; Flygt pumps
Other electronics:Furuno fish finder
Other deck equipment:MacGregor net wings; MacGregor drums
Refrigeration/fish processing equipment:MMC First Process RSW plant
Other equipment installed:Isovent ventilation system; Jets toilets; Beha-Hedo Industrier galley equipment; Libra-Plast doors; Wynn windshield wipers; Victor Marine bilge water separator; Ulmatec Pyro boiler; Sperre Industri air compressors; Atlas Copco air compressors; MMC First Process vacuum plant
Interior lighting:Glamox
Interior designer:Maritime Montering
Safety equipment:Viking Norsafe
Firefighting equipment:Inergen; Sentronic
Rescue boat:MacGregor
Accommodation:Cabins; lounge; mess; galley; laundry area
Operational area:North Sea; Barents Sea; Norwegian Sea

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