Fishing Vessel News Roundup | October 4 – Chinese offshore farm, Icelandic net, trawlers for Spain, Scotland and Denmark

A Chinese aquaculture company will soon take delivery of a new deep sea harvesting and tourism facility, a pelagic trawler has entered service in Scotland and a new net fishing boat has been handed over to its owners in northern Scotland. ‘Iceland. Work is progressing on a new shrimp and halibut trawler for a Danish seafood company. Finally, a customer in Spain is selecting a local shipyard for a new trawler optimized for South Atlantic waters.

Completed the construction of a new aquaculture tourism platform in China

Photo: Classification Society of China

A new semi-submersible offshore fish farm that will also serve as an aquaculture tourism platform will soon come into operation in the waters of China’s Fujian province.

CCS-rated Mintou Hongdong was built for local customer Mintou Deep-Sea Aquaculture Equipment Leasing. The platform is equipped with video surveillance systems, water quality monitoring and meteorological monitoring of ocean currents.

On-board systems derive their electrical energy from wave energy and photovoltaic systems to ensure reduced emissions.

Net boat delivered to a fishing company in Grimsey, Iceland

Photo: Trefjar

Icelandic boatbuilder Trefjar recently delivered a new net boat to Heimsskautssport, a fishing company based on the island of Grimsey near the Arctic Circle.

Bjorn measures 12.99 by 3.8 meters and is powered by a Yanmar 6HYM engine. The hold can store up to 15 bins with a capacity of 660 liters each.

The new construction replaces an old Trefjar boat which was delivered in 2005.

Pelagic trawler handed over to Scottish partners

Northbay Fishing Company and Wiseman Fishing Company recently took delivery of a pelagic trawler built by Karstensens Skibsværft of Denmark to a design by Skipsteknisk of Norway.

The 75 meters long Artemis will replace a vessel with the same name in the owners’ fleet.

Power is provided by a 6,100 kW main motor. Equipment includes Simrad electronics, MacGregor cranes, Karmøy winches and a Johnson Controls RSW factory.

The Turkish shipyard launches the future freezer trawler for the Danish Ocean Prawns

Photo: Tersan Shipyard

Turkish shipyard Tersan recently launched a new freezer trawler ordered by Ocean Prawns of Denmark.

Upon completion, the Skipsteknisk designed Atlantic Enterprise will measure 83.2 meters by 18 meters and will be equipped primarily for the capture and processing of shrimp and Greenland halibut. The freezer hold will have a total capacity of 3,000 cubic meters and will include space for pallets.

Atlantic Enterprise will be the third Skipsteknisk-designed vessel to join the Ocean Prawns fleet. It will sail under the Canadian flag.

Spanish Petrel Fishing orders a trawler from a local builder

Photo: Nodosa Shipyard

Petrel Fishing Company, a member of the Spanish Pescapuerta group, has selected local shipbuilder Nodosa to build a new freezer trawler.

The 2,500 GT, 85 meters Let’s pray will be operated mainly in the South Atlantic after delivery at the end of 2024.

The vessel will have three deck cranes and crew accommodation consisting of single and double berth cabins. The factory bridge on board will have an ergonomic layout to ensure greater efficiency.

Find out all the other news, reviews and features from this month’s Marine Engines and Propulsion Systems Week here.

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