The first of a pair of crabbing vessels built for Russian Far East company Mag-C International LLC is completing sea trials.
Omolon is the first crabber built at the Khabarovsk Shipbuilding Plant under the investment quotas initiative. The 63.27 metre Omolon has a beam of 10.60 metres and a 1618kW manin engine which returned a 14 knots service speed during trials. Accommodation is for a crew of up to 21.
The catch handling system is designed for holding catches in chilled sea water for delivery to shore plants for processing.
The two Ice-Class crabbing vessels were ordered in 2020, and Omolon was launched in May last year, before leaving the yard for the Primorsky Territory port complex for the final stages of outfitting. This has freed up shipyard space for work to continue on identical crabber Kedon.