With sea trials in Gaydamak Bay completed by its crew with key personnel from the Khabarovsk Shipbuilding Plant, part the United Shipbuilding Corporation, crabber Omolon has been handed over to its owners.
Magadan fishing company Mag-C International took delivery of the new vessel, which has been built under the Russian government’s investment quotas initiative.
The shipyard’s general director Andrey Bekasov and Mag-C International’s general director Mikhail Kotov signed the ceertificate of delivery, and a formal ceremony will take place on board Omolon later this month.
The contract for Omolon was signed in 2020 between the company and the shipyard, which had no previous experience of building vessels of this type. Sister vessel Kedon is under construction for Mag-C International at the same yard.
The 63.27 metre LOA, 10.60 metre beam Omolon is designed to operate with crab traps, and to store catches in RSW for delivery live.
The Ice Class Omolon has a 1618kW main engine providing a 14 knot service speed and accommodation for a crew of up to 21.