Delivered in 2020 by Thyborøn Skibs & Motor to Hans Jørgen Jensen and Jens Peter Langer, the 28-metre Nanna Cecilie has fished successfully, with the catch handling system on board contributing to the high throughput capacity.
The catch handling deck was outfitted by Intech International, which has since become part of Carsoe, as has KM Fish Machinery which supplied Nanna Cecilie’s gutting machine.
The turnaround time for flyshooting means that the gear can be shot and hauled around nine times in each 24 hours, with daily catches of around 15 tonnes of cod, haddock and saithe – and the time-saving opportunities provided by the catch handling deck is reported to be a major factor in ensuring this processing capacity in getting rapidly fish boxed and iced in the 180 cubic metre fishroom.
The catch handling deck is fitted with a KM Mk7 gutting machine, a bin with movable bottom, a rotating fish washer, a fish bin and conveyor systems.
‘The onboard processing factory has had a positive impact on our earnings. It is both time-saving and crew-saving. We have been able to deploy our gear up to nine times a day because of the factory capacity. It has also helped us increase the quality of our catch due to the one hour hauling the net to the catch being put on ice and ready for the auction,’ said skipper and owner Hans Jørgen Jensen.
With a chiller system and twin 4.5 tonne icemakers supplied by Lemvig Maskin & Køleteknik ApS, Nanna Cecilie has a 15,000 litre fresh water capacity for the icemakers, in addition to domestic water tank capacity.
A key feature of the catch handling system is the Mk7 gutting machine from KM Fish, capable of gutting up to 60 fish per minute – equivalent to five crew gutting by hand, and the quality of gutting also good and is always consistent.
‘We on board Nanna Cecilie are very pleased with our indispensable KM Mk7 gutting machine. It’s an important part of our quality and quantity of the fish processing for our vessel,’ Hans Jørgen Jensen said.