Fishing Vessel News Roundup | May 17 – Deliveries to Norway and New Zealand plus Russian longliner’s sea trials

Recent deliveries include a Norwegian netting boat and catamaran workboats for two operators in New Zealand. Construction continues on six new distant-water trawlers for a Chinese owner. Finally, a Russian longliner nears delivery after completing its last round of sea trials.

Newbuild netter delivered to Norwegian owner

Photo: Trefjar

Icelandic boatbuilder Trefjar has delivered a new net fishing vessel to owner and skipper Tom Egill Hansen of Honningsvåg in northern Norway.

The 10.99-metre Maya is powered by a Scania D9 engine connected to a ZF 286IV gearbox. The electronics suite includes equipment from Simrad, Olex, and Furuno.

The hold has capacity for 15 tubs of 380 litres each. Facilities include a mess, a galley, a toilet with shower, and a three-berth crew cabin.

Australian-designed fish farm workboats delivered to New Zealand operators

Ika Ma, New Zealand King Salmon’s newest catamaran workboat (Photo: Southern Ocean Solutions)

Australian naval architecture firm Southern Ocean Solutions (SOS) has confirmed the delivery of two new aquaculture support catamaran workboats in a series to two separate owners in New Zealand.

SOS said the design is extremely flexible with one vessel being used for net cleaning duties and the other being configured with a 12-tonne SWL A-frame for heavy works routinely shifting 10-tonne mooring blocks for heavy works operations.

The vessels were designed to be flexible and efficient and to be able to perform a multitude of tasks safely and effectively. A catamaran hull form was adopted to allow for higher steaming speeds in rougher weather, while minimising fuel consumption and emissions.

The vessels were constructed in Vietnam by Z189 Shipyard. Assisting in the design work was Alsen Maritime of China.

Delivered to New Zealand King Salmon, Ika Ma is equipped with a crane that gives full coverage of the working deck, mainly for launching and recovery of cleaning units. The vessel is designed to allow operation of two cleaning units concurrently, and comfortable crew accommodation is also provided for extended duty periods.

Sanford’s San Little Glory is equipped with a large crane that allows for the stowage of concrete mooring blocks as well as a 12-tonne SWL A-frame for the deployment and recovery of 10-tonne mooring blocks, plus accompanying chains and lines.

Construction underway on six distant-water trawlers for China Fisheries Company

Dalian Lushun Binhai Shipbuilding in China has commenced construction on six new trawlers in a series for local owner China Fisheries Company.

The vessels will each have two decks and are designed for distant-water trawling. Onboard facilities will also be available for fish processing and freezing.

The trawlers are being built in compliance to China Classification Society rules.

Russian longliner wraps up final series of sea trials

Photo: United Shipbuilding Corporation

Russian shipyard Severnaya Verf has completed the final series of sea trials of Gandvik-1, a new freezer longliner ordered by compatriot fishing company RK Virma.

The vessel is the first in a series of three longliners designed by Norway’s Marin Teknikk. It has a length of 59 metres, a beam of 13 metres, a displacement of 2,200 tonnes, and an endurance of 45 days.

The freezer hold will have capacity for 500 tonnes while the factory has a rated processing capacity of 25 tonnes per day.

Gandvik-1’s final sea trials were conducted in the Gulf of Finland.

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