A new crabber for Aqua-Invest, a subsidiary of the TIGR Pacific Investment Group, has been floated off for completion at the Nobel Brothers Shipyard.
New crabber Sergey Prikhodko is built to a Damen Engineering design and has capacity to carry up to 120 tonnes of crab in its vivier tanks.
The formal launch was attended by representatives of the yard’s management and its parent company, the Kalashnikov Group.
Kalashnikov president Alan Lushnikov praised the yard for its work in building this specialised vessel
‘I’d like to thank everyone who took part in this project, especially the workers of the shipyard, for coping brilliantly with the task,’ he said.
‘You constantly prove that you can solve the most complex problems.’
Nobel Brothers Shipyard general manager Dmitry Bystrov expressed his appreciation to the workforce, TIGR group and the Kalashnikov Group.
‘Despite the difficulties that we had to face, we are working together to solve the tasks set and continue to upgrade the country’s fishing fleet,’ he said.
Sergey Prikhodko is built under the Russian government’s investment quotas initiative.
The new vessel is named after diplomat and statesman Sergei Eduardovich Prikhodko, whose wife, Natalya Serafimovna, smashed the traditional bottle of champagne against the bow plates to send the new crabber down the slipway.