The Cemre Shipyard in Turkey has started cutting steel for new pelagic trawler Leila, one of a pair being built for Irish fishing company Atlantic Dawn.
The pair of trawlers for Atlantic Dawn are designed by Salt Ship Design and will each have a 1520 cubic metre RSW tank capacity.
Leila and its sister vessel are designed to have a 64 metre overall length with a 14 metre beam, and are known at the yard as the Irish Sisters.
According to the yard, the first steel cutting has been completed, clearing the way to speeding up the construction process.
Salt Ship Design is delivering a complete design and engineering package for the two fishing vessels and has worked closely with Atlantic Dawn Group to develop a vessel tailored for their quotas and the areas where the vessel will operate.
According to Salt Ship Design, this represents a very important contract, adding to the company’s already healthy orderbook.