The first of the series of trawlers being built for Russian fishing company Norebo has begun sea trials after leaving the Northern Shipyard in St Petersburg.
Kapitan Sokolov has an innovative design provided by Nautic Rus, which incorporates the interted Enduro Bow that has already proved effective on a number of new vessels built for the Icelandic fleet. This provides better seakeeping and greater buoyancy and use of space in the forward section, as well as resulting in less icing when operating in sub-zero conditions.
The 81.60 metre LOA, 16 metre breadth Kapitan Sokolov has a freezing capacity of 100 tonnes per day and a fishmeal plant to make full use of factory offcuts. The initial vessels in the series are intended for fishing in northern waters, focusing on cod, haddock and other groundfish species, while the later vessels will be outfitted to operate mainly on pelagic fisheries in Far Eastern waters.
Kapitan Sokolov has a 6200kW main engine. The trawler is outfitted with a great deal of energy-saving technology, routing excess energy for the vessel’s domestic use, and with capacity to recovery energy from the winches when shooting away.
The new trawler is now undergoing extensive sea trials in the Gulf of Finland