Norwegian longline fishing company Ervik Havfiske has taken delivery of two new sister vessels built at the Tersan Shipyard in Turkey.
The Marin Teknikk-designed Frøyanes Junior and Vestkapp are the fourth and fifth newbuilds from the yard for the Norwegian company, and a further vessel is scheduled to be delivered to Ervik in the fourth quarter of 2021.
Frøyanes Junior and Vestkapp sailed from the yard at Yalova on 26th November for the delivery trip to Norway.
‘We are delighted and honoured to deliver two more vessels to the Ervik family. This series of vessels are the evidence of a long-term, successful relationship with Ervik Havfiske,’ said Tersan’s sales and marketing director Sakir Erdogan.
He said that Ervik Havfiske took delivery in 2011 of the yard’s first fully fitted out longline fishing vessel, which enabled Tersan to enter this market successfully.
‘These deliveries consolidate our long business relationship with Ervik, to who we have already delivered a number of technologically complex fishing vessels,’ he said.
Frøyanes Junior and Vestkapp each have a 50.22 metre overalll length with a 12.50 metre beam and are built to Marin Teknikk’s MT-1111 design to higher ice-class classification which allows them to operate worldwide, including in Arctic and Antarctic regions.
Mustad Autoline supplied Frøyanes Junior and Vestkapp with longline fishing gear and deck equipment layouts consisting of MA HH-3200 line hauler, MASP-2000-03 hook separator, a hydraulic MAMP-600 Magpack system and a MASB 6000 Superbaiter .
Accommodation on board is for up to 18 persons.
The two longliners have conventional propulsion arrangements with 1390kW Yanmar 6EY22AW main engines driving stern gear from Brunvoll Volda, who also supplied the side thrusters. Steering gear is from Rolls-Royce.
The processing decks are fitted out for H&G production with catches frozen in vertical plate freezers.