Crabber Vessel M/V Zenith Delivered

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

April 1, 2020

(Photo: Skipsteknisk)

(Photo: Skipsteknisk)

A new crabber vessel has been delivered to JSC Arcticservice and departed Tersan Shipyard in Turkey for its journey up to Kirkenes in Norway.

The newbuild M/V Zenith will be used for catching, processing and freezing king crab and snow crab in the Barents Sea. The vessel has main dimensions of 62 x 15m (L x B) and will be operated by a crew of 38 persons, enabling a production capacity of up to 60 tons crabs/24h. The processing plant has been delivered by Bjørdal in Norway.

Following the first delivery from Tersan, Murmansk based owner JSC Arcticservice intends to build a series of vessels of the new Skipsteknisk ST-184 AS design at Krasnoe Sormovo Shipyard in Russia.

The newbuild is not to first crab catcher designed by Skipsteknisk (it designed a crabber for American Seafoods in the nineties), but it is the Norwegian naval architecture firm's first crabber specializing in processing and freezing.

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