Icelandic fishing company Eskja, based at Eskifjörður in eastern Iceland, has agreed to buy a pelagic vessel from Shetland to replace one of its older vessels.
Charisma LK-3 will be handed over to its new owners in July, and it replaces Eskja’s Jón Kjartansson SU-111.
Charisma, which is set to take the Jón Kjartansson name, was built in Norway in 2003 and is 70.70 metres overall with a 14.50 metre beam.
It has a 6000kW MAK main engine and a carrying capacity of 2200 cubic metres in nine RSW tanks.
The addition to the Eskja fleet, which follows the acquisition last year of the former Libas from Norway as the company sold its pelagic processor vessel and switched its focus to processing ashore in the modern high-capacity factory completed in Eskifjörður at the end of last year.
Charisma/Jón Kjartansson is expected to start fishing for Eskja as the mackerel season begins in August.