Full trip landings, and full production at Westman Islands plant
Breki landing a full trip of 515 tubs in the Westman Islands. Image: VSV

Full trip landings, and full production at Westman Islands plant

Last week Vinnslustöðin (VSV) saw two of its vessels land full trips, starting with pelagic vessel Ísleifur docking with 2000 tonnes on board from its first blue whiting trip of the current season.

Ísleifur landed a full trip of 2000 tonnes of blue whiting. Image: VSV

Things are busy at VSV these days, with a weekend shift producing 210 tonnes of saltfish, alongside frozen production of redfish and saithe.

Brynjólfur landed 179 tubs, followed by Drangavík with 163 tubs and Kap II with a further 163 tubs of groundfish.

Breki then landed a full trip of 515 tubs of cod and mixed fish,’ said VSV’s groundfish production manager Sverrir Haraldsson.

‘There’s a lot going on at the moment both at sea and ashore, and it looks like staying that way.’

He added that there was a short working week with a break for the May Bank Holiday, to be followed by another busy week as production catches up.

He commented that VSV has strict working procedures in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and these are followed both ashore and at sea.

‘We aren’t taking any risks and we take care to observe the security measures.’