A new generation fishing vessel was built by OAO Leningrad Shipyard Pella, Otradnoye, Russia, under the survey of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS). The vessel launching ceremony was held on May 28, 2014, and construction is expected to wrap up by late July 2014. The RS class notation is КМ Ice2 AUT1 Fishing Vessel.
According to RS, the highly automated vessel of project PL475 was designed for longline fishing using resource-saving methods and modern technologies of fish processing as well as product storage and transportation. The vessel capacity will be up to 500 t per day. The fishing target species are cod, haddock, halibut, wolffish, perch and other ground species. The construction of the vessel is conducted as part of implementing ambitious plans for Russian fishing fleet renovation.
The vessel can make international voyages and has a sea endurance up to 10 days. RS class Iсe2 enables the independent navigation in open pack ice of up to 0.5 m thick at a speed of 5 knots.
The new trawler is a single-hull, single-screw vessel with a single-tier deckhouse amidships level with the bridge deck, and aft engine room. The living quarters are on the upper deck. Comfortable accommodation and working conditions for the crew are ensured on board.
•length – 47.5 m
•breadth – 12 m
•depth – 5 m
•speed – 13.5 knots
•crew – 20 persons.