QFC Orders 79-meter Freezer Trawler
Norwegian naval architecture firm Skipsteknisk announced it has secured a design contract from fishing company Qikiqtaaluk Fisheries Corporation (QFC) operating out of Iqaluit on Baffin Island in Canada for itsnew state-of-the-art freezer trawler.
The new multi-species factory freezer trawler Saputi II will have a carrying capacity of 800 tons of shrimps or 1,200 tons of turbot. The vessel is of ST-118 design and will have a length of 79 meters and a beam of 17 meters.
The trawler will be built with heavy ice-class and designed for operation in severe climatic conditions in the Bay of Baffin, located between Baffin Island and the west coast of Greenland. The vessel will be built with a crew capacity of 34 crewmembers.
QFC currently operates the Skipsteknisk-designed factory trawler Saputi built in Norway in 1987, at that time for a Faroe Island client.