The Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard has launched crab catcher-processor Vaigach, the first of five vessels being built for the North-Western Fishing Consortium, and the first fishing vessel to be completed by the yard in Nizhny Novgorod.
Built under the Russian government’s investment quotas initiative, the 61.90 metre, 15 metre breadth Vaigach has 60 cubic metres of vivier capacity, a catch-handling deck capable of processing 60 tonnes of crab per 24 hours, and a 1000 cubic metre refrigerated fishroom.
This is the first vessel of its kind to be built at a shipyard in Russia, as up to now processor vessels for crab have been built at yards in other countries.
Krasnoye Sormovo general director Mikhail Pershin commented that Vaigach has been one of the yard’s most demanding and complex newbuilds.
‘USC shipyards are actively building a new fishing and fish processing fleet. This complete renewal is another step forward in the development of our economy and a contribution to Russia’s food security,’ said Georgy Poltavchenko, chairman of the board of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, the Krasnoye Sormovo yard’s parent company.