The first of a planned series of new trawlers for Atlantrybflot, part of the FOR Group, has been formally named at a ceremony in Kaliningrad.
The 80.40 metre LOA, 15.40 metre breadth Dmitry Kozharsky has been built at the Vyborg Shipyard and completed its sea trials earlier this year. It is designed to operate on demersal species in northern waters and has a 105 tonne/24 hours factory deck, canning capacity for 4000 cans of liver per day, plus a fishmeal plant as part of its zero waste policy. Fishroom capacity is 2375 cubic metres.
Dmitry Kozharsky is the lead vessel in a series of new trawlers under construction at the Vyborg yard for the FOR Group and is built under the Russian government’s investment quotas programme.
The new trawler’s formal naming ceremony was attended by industry and government figures, and included awards for outstanding service by Atlantrybflot staff.
This lead trawler in the planned series for the FOR Group is named after its founder Dmitry Kozharsky.
‘Dmitry Germanovich had a deep fondness for the industry, it was always possible to consult with him and discuss how to further develop the fishing industry. I am confident that the new vessel will be highly efficient and successful,’ said Federal Agency for Fishery Ilya Shestakov, speaking at the new trawler’s naming ceremony.