Westmann Islands company Vinnslustödinn has agreed to sell fresher trawler Jón Vídalin to Iran.
The veteran trawler is due to be delivered to its new Iranian owners later this month.
Jón Vídalin was built in Japan in 1972, one of a series of identical new fresher stern trawlers built for Icelandic companies. Originally it was named Hvalbakur and operated from Stöðvarfjörður before being sold in 1977 to
east coast company Kaupfélag Fáskrúðsfirðinga and sailed as Hoffell for twenty years.
The trawler was one of six of the original series of ten extensively refitted in Poland in 1987, which included lengthening to 55 metres, plus the addition of a new wheelhouse and a bulbous bow.
It was sold to Vinnslustödinn in 1997 and was renamed Jón Vídalin.
Vinnslustödinn has a new trawler on order that is currently under construction in China.