Brian Leslie of Killybegs company SeaQuest Systems was at the IceFish exhibition this week to meet the company’s Icelandic agent Aflhlutir, and the owners of two new pelagic vessels that will be fitted with SeaQuest winches, pumps and cranes.
The 75 metre by 16.50 metre breadth pelagic vessels are to be built at Karstensen in Denmark to the yard’s own design.
Newbuild 475 is for Skinney-Thinganes, scheduled to be delivered in March 2024, and newbuild 480 is for Gjögur with an April 2025 delivery date.
Each will have a Wärtstilä 8V31 main engine driving a 4000mm propeller, a 2425 cubic metre RSW tank capacity and a largely similar package of equipment.
This includes extensive deck systems from SeaQuest, and each will have a pair of 85-tonne trawl winches, a 50-tonne tail-line winch, 110-tonne net drums, a 4-tonne netsounder winch, a 40-tonne net hauler and 40-tonne purse winches.
The systems extend to 20-tonne endwire, 16-tonne floatline and 20-tonne breastline winches, as well as auxiliary, mooring and anchor winches.
The cranes are a pair of 4t/13m knuckleboom cranes for each vessel, plus 5t/11m and 4t/13m net cranes and SeaQuest 20-inch fish pumps.
‘We are delighted with these extensive hydraulic packages for the two newbuilds from Karstensens Shipyard in Skagen,’ Brian Leslie said.
‘We would like to thank the owners of both vessels and also Karstensens Skibsvaerft for their trust in SeaQuest equipment. This now comes to a total of eleven various packages being supplied to the shipyard.’