There’s no let-up in the rush among Russia’s crab fishing companies to build new tonnage.
The Nakhodka Shipyard, with a total of 22 vessels of various types under construction, has held a keel-laying ceremony for no less that fourteen new crabbers.
It’s an exceptional event for the Far East shipyard, and represents one of the largest series in the yard’s history. The majority of the new vessels are for the Antey Group, one of the larger crab companies.
‘Crab vessels Kapitan, Kapitan Khazan and Dmitry Konoplev were launched in the autumn of 2022. Now they are more than 90% complete.The second three vessels will be launched this year. Together with Nakhodka shipyard, we overcame difficulties and are successfully implementing our plans,’ said Antey’s general director Andrey Polomar.
The Antey crabbers are designed for delivering fresh catches of live crab. These are 56 metre LOA, 13.50 metre beam vessels with capacity for up to 110 tonnes of live crab in eight tanks with a total 680 cubic metre capacity.
‘Such large-scale construction series is being implemented for the first time in the history of the Nakhodka Shipyard, and this demonstrates the skills of our specialists, from engineers and designers to suppliers and welders. The project has already made it possible to create more than 400 new jobs for local residents in Nakhodka,’ said the Nakhodka Shipyard’s general director Sergey Starovoitov.