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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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Ibercisa Winches for Icelandic Fishing Vessels

Photo courtesy IBERCISA

The fishing Icelandic company, Uthafsskip, operator of two trawlers freezer vessels, received its second pair of trawler winches from the Spanish manufacturer, Ibercisa, for installation on the Glorya. Previously, Ibercisa delivered an identical pair of electrical trawler winches for Uthafsskip’s Victory. Both principal trawler winches are independent and electrically driven, with frequency converter and controlled by an automatic trawling system. Driven by an electrical motor of 485 CV, provided with a drum by capacity for 4,000 m of 32mm cable and a maximum traction of 40 tons.

Russia Sells Off Archangel Trawler Fleet

North Sea Fishing Trawler: Photo Wiki CCL

Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation has approved the sale of 100% of the shares of OAO Archangel Trawler Fleet, reports Russia's 'Arctic-Info'. Citing the Federal Agency for State Property Management, Arctic-Info reports that Archangel Trawler Fleet was owned by the state, and was sold to private company Wirma, which is one of the largest fishing enterprises in the North-Western Federal District. During public auction, Wirma offered to buy the trawler fleet at 2.2 billion rubles instead of the initial amount of 1.82 billion.

Tersan Fishing Trawler for Nenets Rybakkolhozsoyuza

Fishing vessel, named Pechora

The vessel, named "Pechora" eighth day of September was launched at a shipyard in Istanbul. The new sea trawler will be released in 2016. It will replace the outdated fleet of seven collective farms, which are included in the Nenets rybakkolhozsoyuz. So far, the Union owned three trawlers, the last of which - "Nes" - was built in 1994. The trawler built for Norwegian technology. A vessel of 60 and 15 meters wide, is equipped with a navigation system, modern equipment and a factory trawler for processing, freezing and packing fish.

Multraship Utilises Floating Sheerlegs To Salvage Fishing Trawler Off Dunkirk

LEADING towage and salvage specialist Multraship has salvaged the fishing trawler Nieuwpoort 28 (N28) which capsized off Dunkirk on March 1, using its recently upgraded floating sheerlegs Cormorant to successfully complete a challenging operation. The trawler capsized twenty miles off the French/Belgian coast. It was upside-down in the water and the French and Belgian Coastguards mobilised a Search & Rescue operation during which Navy divers searched the vessel but were unable to find any of the trawler’s three crew members – two brothers and their brother-in-law…

Norwegian Fishing Trawler Orders for Vacon AC Winch Drives

AC drives manufacturer Vacon will deliver 81 AC drives for 3 new fishing trawlers being built for Aker Seafoods. The new fishing vessels will be built at the STX shipyard in Braila, Romania. They will be further outfitted and commissioned at STX Brattvaag, Norway. The design of the new 70-metre-long STX FV01 trawlers will replace that of the older vessels, improving fuel efficiency and capacity for Aker Seafoods. The efficient operation of the trawls and equipment relies on 27 advanced winch systems controlled by Vacon's AC drives. The winch control systems are based on Vacon's new modular engineered common DC bus technology. The first delivery of AC drives for the trawlers took place in June 2012.

Russian Deep Sea Fishing Trawler Detained in Senegal

Earlier photo of Oleg Naidenov courtesy of Greenpeace

A Senegalese navy ship has detained the 'Oleg Naidenov' with 62 Russians and 23 nationals of Guinea-Bissau on board, for alleged illegal fishing within the West African state's coastal waters. The trawler was escorted in to the port of Dakar, reports Ria Novosti. The vessel was being guarded by military police in a closed naval port in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, and the passports of all the crewmembers have been confiscated,  Ria Novosti reports, citing Yury Parshev, executive director of Feniks, the company that owns the Oleg Naidenov.

Search Continues For Missing Trawler Crew

Irish authorities resumed their search on Wednesday for seven crewmen missing from a Spanish trawler, which perished off the west coast of Ireland on Tuesday, but said hopes of finding them alive were fading. "At this stage it has to be said that our hopes are receding as time goes on," a Marine Department spokesman said. Four bodies were pulled from the water on Tuesday after the Spanish-owned, UK-registered Arosa, a 108 ft. (36-m) fishing trawler, ran aground on rocks off the County Mayo coast. Two other men were winched to safety but one later died. The spokesman said the search by boat and helicopter had resumed at first light. A low-level helicopter sweep of the area had revealed debris and lifejackets but no signs of life, he added. The missing men are Spanish and African nationals.

ChSY Finishes Construction of Trawler “General Troshev”

Gneral Troshev

Chernomorsky Shipbuilding Yard (Nikolaev) finished construction of big factory freezer trawler “General Troshev” for Russian company “Preobrazhenskaya Base of Trawling Fleet”. The vessel is intended for fishery by over-trawling and midwater trawling. The vessel is built on Russian Registry of Shipping and has unrestricted navigation. “It is the first of four trawlers, with which we resume building of given types of vessels. The next vessel also will be built for Preobrazhenskaya Base of Trawling Fleet of Russia.

Hansen Develops Efficient Factory Trawler

50 m factory trawler.

50m Factory Trawler sets the standard in efficiency and fish processing capacity. The Danish Naval Design and Marine Consultancy Knud E. Hansen A/S has developed a highly efficient 50 meter factory trawler with a focus on operating efficiency and maximised catch processing facilities. The design delivers excellent fuel economy, reduced environmental impact, and the flexibility to be operated as a single or pair trawler. Fishing is well known to be an environmentally sustainable method of food production. Greenhouse gas emissions are far lower than the equivalent land-based meat production.

Naust Marine Supplies Winch Control for Sakhalin Trawlers

JSC Pilenga’s Ostrov Sakhalin, a BATM-class supertrawler (Photo: Naust Marine)

Naust Marine has secured a contract to supply Autotrawl (Autotow) Winch Control to four Sakhalin trawlers—a first for BATM-class trawlers of the Russian Far East. JSC Pilenga, a trawler-vessel operator based on Sakhalin Island in the Russian Far East, has awarded Naust Marine a contract to install Naust’s ATW (Automated Trawl Winch) autotrawl systems aboard three BATM-class supertrawlers—and on a single Moonzund-class trawler, the F/V Vasilii Kalenov. Naust’s DC-based package is tailored for work with existing electric systems on board.

Boksa Designing Trawler for Chinese Customer

55' Sport Fishing Trawler To Be Designed For Chinese Customer, Builder By Boksa Marine Design . Boksa Marine Design is currently working with Xiamen South Coast Marine Yacht Building Co., Ltd. to develop the design for a new line of 55' Sport Fishing Trawlers. The trawler is expected to meet the growing demand for sport fishing boats in the Chinese consumer market. Much like the rest of the Asian yachting and boating market, the Chinese market is growing quickly. Production boats - specifically sport fishing boats, cruisers and mid-size luxury yachts - are seeing more and more interest from an increasingly affluent Chinese consumer base. Built to China Classification Society ( CCS ) rules, the sport fishing trawler will measure 55' in length with a 17' beam.

This Day in Coast Guard History – May 10

1800-Congress forbade citizens to own an interest in vessels engaged in the slave trade or to serve on such vessels. 1956-The President signed Public Law 519, which brought all previously uninspected vessels on navigable waters carrying more than six passengers for hire under inspection laws. These were chiefly party-fishing motorboats, excursion sailboats, and ferry barges. Public attention had been focused on the inadequacy of existing inspection laws by the hundreds of lives lost on uninspected vessels. 1966-CGC Point Grey was on patrol near South Vietnam's Ca Mau peninsula when she sighted a 110-foot trawler heading on various courses and speeds. Suspicions aroused, Point Grey commenced shadowing the trawler.

Russia Slams Reports of Trawler Sinking on Striking Submarine

Pic by TASS

The Russian Defense Ministry has rejected the media reports that the Russian trawler tragedy in the Sea of Okhotsk that claimed 56 lives was due to a collision with a submarine, informs the state news agency TASS. Russian media quoted the spokesman for the Russian Navy, Gen. "All the information spread by some mass media and social networks that the cause of the shipwreck in the Sea of Okhotsk of a big autonomy trawler Dalniy Vostok could have been a collision with a Russian submarine is false," Konashenkov said.

Kleven to Build Trawler for Spanish Shipowner

Photo courtesy of Kleven

Kleven has signed a contract with Spanish ship-owner Pesquera Ancora S.L.U on the building of a 80 m long stern trawler. The vessel is of NVC 374 WP design from Rolls-Royce, and is scheduled to be delivered in February 2018. This will be the fourth vessel of the same Rolls-Royce design in Myklebust Verft’s order book; two vessels are ordered by DFFU in Germany, one by CDP Saint-Malo & Euronor in France, and this latest by Pesquera Ancora in Spain. In addition, the order book holds two live fish carriers for Norwegian owned Sølvtrans…

Steam Boiler Contract for Parat Halvorsen

Image credit Parat Halvorsen AS

Tersan Shipyard, Turkey, awards contract for four fishing-trawler steam boilers to Parat Havorsen. The boiler plants will be equipped with Parat combined oil fired and exhaust gas boilers, type MCS, to comply steam production for the freezer trawlers fishmeal and fish oil factory. The exhaust gas section is specially designed for high steam production during low load on the ship’s engine. The steam boilers are for Tersan Shipyards' stern trawlers ST-116 new-buildings, which are of a modern design enabling all the fish harvesting to be done on board…

Vard Secures Trawler Build Contract

Artist impression: Skipsteknisk

Vard Holdings Limited said it has secured a contract to build a pelagic trawler for Research Fishing Company, based on Shetland. The contract value is approximately NOK 350 million (roughly $41.4 million USD). In close cooperation with the ship owner, the vessel is designed by Skipsteknisk in Ålesund, Norway. It will also be built, equipped and completed in Norway. Delivery is scheduled from Vard Langsten in 3Q 2018. The 80-meter-long pelagic trawler will be equipped with entirely electrically powered winches to reduce oil spills and pollutions…

Doomed Trawler May Have Hit Mine

A Scottish trawler that sank in the Irish Sea last week, drowning its seven crew, may have hit an abandoned mine, according to press reports. Marine accident investigators reportedly said that the bow of the Solway Harvester was badly holed - indicating it collided with a large object. Investigators indicated that they are looking into the possibility that the vessel hit a mine, adding that they are trying to figure out why the trawler, one of the best-equipped in the Scottish fishing fleet, sank so quickly without a distress call or time for its crew to abandon ship.

Parat to Retrofit Boiler Aboard Polar Qaasiut

M/Tr. Polar Qaasiut. Photo: Nikolaj Petersen

Parat Halvorsen AS was assigned a contract to deliver a retrofit steam boiler to Polar Seafood Greenland and one of their trawlers, the M/Tr. Polar Qaasiut. The boiler is a combined oil-fired and exhaust gas boiler, type MCS, to comply steam production for the trawlers fishmeal and fish factory. The retrofit boiler will be tailor made, adapted the vessels engine room and engine, to gain optimal steam production for the vessels factory. www.parat.no

Russian Trawler Capsizes In Gulf of Finland

A Russian trawler sank on Wednesday after being hit by a Panamanian-registered refrigerator vessel, spewing some of its fuel into the Gulf of Finland, officials said. It was reported that the 1,500-ton Nortlandia capsized after the collision, which occurred at the naval base of Kronstadt, off St. Petersburg. Technicians reportedly encountered some problems with containing the vessel's spillage, which totaled approximately 15 tons of diesel fuel from a total of 80 tons in its tanks.

13 Lives Lost With Trawler

A Portuguese trawler has sunk off the coast of Mauritania with the loss of 13 lives, officials reported. Another 13 people are believed to have survived the wreck of the Orcados, which went down on Friday off Nouadhibou. They had no breakdown of the nationalities of the people on board.

Kin of Japanese Fishing Trawler Victims Express Outrage

Relatives of nine Japanese lost at sea when a U.S. submarine sank their fishing boat off Hawaii in February voiced anger on Saturday after hearing the captain of the submarine would not face criminal charges. The families of the nine missing, including four 17-year-old boys aboard the training trawler and two teachers, had followed closely the proceedings of a U.S. Navy court of inquiry in Hawaii to investigate the accident. Twenty-six people survived. "I'll be very angry if I learn officially that the court-martial will not take place," said the father of one of two fishing instructors missing after the USS Greeneville suddenly surfaced under the trawler off Hawaii in early February. Relatives of those who survived the accident felt otherwise.

Italian Trawler Features Cummins Power

Built at the Cantier Navali Vittoria, a well known shipyard in Adria Italy, the trawler Profeta is fishing in the Adriatic out or her home port of Chioggia. With a 65-year history the builders are noted for having built over 300 vessels including tugs, trawlers, fast civil and military craft as well as dredgers, tankers and RoRo passenger ferries as well as yachts. Designed by naval architect Giorgio Damiani, the handsome 25.8 x 6.15-meter vessel is equipped with a bulbous bow and bow thruster. Her owner, Zennaro, specified a robust Cummins KTA50M2 for her main engine.

Russian Trawler Sinks with 54 Dead

Map: Tass news agency

At least 54 people died when a Russian trawler sank off the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia’s Far East, media reports say. The Dalniy Vostok sank in the Sea of Okhotsk, 330 km (205 miles) west of Krutogorovsky settlement in the Kamchatka region and 250 km south of the city of Magadan. "Drifting ice may have torn a hole in the vessel," the BBC reported, citing Russian emergency services. “The ship did not send a distress signal,” the source said. The trawler was a Russian vessel with a crew consisting of 78 Russians and 54 others from Myanmar, Ukraine, Lithuania and Vanuatu.

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