Icelandic boatbuilder Trefjar has delivered a new Cleopatra 33 to father and son Johan and Tobias Solgård who fish from Vågstranda in western Norway.
Over the last ten years Macduff Ship Design has put much effort into specialising in the design of small workboats and harbour vessels, a move driven partly by a wish to broaden the company’s reach, and also as there had been a relatively quiet period within its original core business of the UK fishing and aquaculture sector. But recent years has seen a resurgence in the interest in newbuilds within the fishing and aquaculture sectors.
After a thorough renovation, the floating dock in the Port of Hirtshals is now again back in use after a difficult few months and some necessary changes having been made.
Switching to a pair of Type 23 Bluestream semi-pelagic trawl doors has boosted gear spread by an impressive 50 metres, reports Tonni Karlsen, skipper of Norwegian twin-rig trawler Ole-Arvid Nergård.
The Poseidon trawl doors that have been a long-term development project for Polar Trawl Doors have finally had the opportunity to show what they are capable of on a pelagic vessel fishing for blue whiting south-east of the Faroes.
Following the success of its Sea Hunter doors, Faroese trawl door supplier Rock has added a new semi-pelagic trawl door design to its catalogue with the Sea Master doors that have been first tested extensively on board a Faroese coastal trawler.
The first new crabber for a Russian operator has been launched at the Pella Shipyard in Leningrad, and is being built for fishing company Antey, with completion of the 50 metre vessel scheduled for the third quarter of 2019.
With the delivery of a seine netter/trawler or Les Sables d’Olonne completed only a a few days earlier, the Socarenam yard in Boulogne has also handed over identical trawlers for two owners in Port-en-Bessin.
Florø brothers Andre and Karl Vikan have taken delivery of a new Cleopatra 33 from Trefjar. Rigged for netting and potting, the new boat has already started fishing.
The Concarneau-based Piriou Group has established a repair facility in La Réunion to provide services for its clients based on the island, operating in the Indian and Southern Oceans.