Swedish-Danish fishing company Astrid Fishing is set for its second big investment in only a few years with a new 70 metre pelagic vessel set to join its fleet in December next year.
The Swedish Johansson family, with brothers Börje and Tomas Johansson in charge, and Danish skipper and co-owner Mogens Jensen Ørts form the structure of Astrid Fishing, which has its offices and stores in the Danish port of Skagen.
The new trawler, which will replace the company’s present Rockall, joins the Astrid, which was delivered less than two years ago and for the newbuild the company returned to Karstensens yard in Skagen, again for a vessel built to the yard’s own design.
The new Rockall is designed to fish for both industrial species such as sprats and sandeel, as well as mackerel, herring horse mackerel for human consumption and the 1970 cubic metre capacity trawler will also be fitted out with three 80-tonne pull trawl winches that give it the capacity to tow twin trawls. It will also have four net drums for handling fishing gear.
The design incorporates a 2999kW main engine driving a 4200mm diameter propeller for optimal bollard pull, as well as 950kW and 550kW auxiliaries, 850 and 950kW thrusters and a twin 1100kW RSW installation.
Delivery is scheduled for December 2017.