First of new Russian fishing fleet ready for handover
Leninets on sea trials in the Baltic prior to final inspection. Image: Yatar Shipyard

First of new Russian fishing fleet ready for handover

The Yantar Shipyard in Kaliningrad has put 50.60 metre LOA, 12 metre beam multi-purpose fishing vessel through a series of trials in the Baltic, and with just a few adjustments and final inspections to be made, Leninets will shortly be ready to be handed over to its owners.

Designed by Norwegian naval architect Skipskompetanse, Leninets and its sister vessels Komandor and Udarnik have been built at Yantar and are the first of the new generation of fishing vessels for the Russian fishing fleet built at a domestic shipyard.

The trio are being built for the RK Lenina collective farm in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatka and are designed to hold catches in RSW tanks, and to be capable of demersal and pelagic trawling, seine netting and purse seining for a variety of species.

The second vessel in the series, Komandor, has just begun its mooring trials and Udarnik is being prepared for trials, with all three vessels expected to be delivered to RK Lenina this year.