AWARDS 2023 | Best Multi-Purpose Fishing Vessel – Stødig – Karstensens Skibsværft

Best Multi-Purpose Fishing Vessel – Stødig (Photo: adolfsen)
Best Multi-Purpose Fishing Vessel – Stødig (Photo: adolfsen)

Another magnificent, multi-purpose fishing vessel built by leading Danish shipyard Karstensens for a very experienced Norwegian ship owner.

She is a very versatile ship that will be used to catch crabs as well as for seine netting and trawling in the cold rough Arctic seas off northern Norway.

Karstensens' recent string of deliveries proves that Scandinavian shipbuilding, especially for complex vessels, is alive and well.

"We have been lucky to form constructive relationships with many of our good costumers, who in turn are among the leading vessel operators in northern Europe," Karstensens Shipyard Director Kent Damgaard told Baird Maritime.

"Thanks to these strong bonds with our costumers, Karstensens Shipyard is in a rather unique position on the market."

The vessel was designed for trawling, seine netting, and crab catching in Northern Norwegian waters, operating offshore. It is also equipped for targeting shrimp, which will be frozen on board.

The vessel is equipped with electric winches, which were selected by the owner to ensure more efficient operations as well as to reduce environmental impact. It is possible for the crew to easily switch between different fishing methods depending on the season. For snow crab fishing in winter, the vessel is equipped with an adjustable ice plough to help prevent ice from coming into contact with the starboard side hauling hatch.

In addition to the RSW tanks with a combined capacity of 450 cubic metres of both live and fresh catch, there is a freezer to be used primarily for haddock and shrimp. Four plate freezers can generate a freezing capacity of 34 tonnes per day. Also fitted is a vacuum pump system while the fishing equipment also includes shrimp trawls.

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