New trawler for shrimper partnership
Skagerak S-107 at the quayside in Skagen

New trawler for shrimper partnership

Danish fishing company S107 Skagerak ApS has taken delivery of a new shrimp trawler built at the Karstensen yard in Skagen.

The order was placed in late 2018 and sees Karstensens Skibsværft making a move back to smaller fishing vessels, as well as a generational shift for the group of fishermen behind the new trawler.

Skagerak has been fitted out with Thyborøn Skibs & Motor deck equipment

S107 Skagerak ApS, which owns the new twin-rig shrimp trawler Skagerak S-107 is a merger of the owners of Ulla Lindblad S-107 and Well-Bank S-430.

Ulla Lindblad’s owner Lars Mose is a shrimp fisherman with a long track record behind him, and he now aims to retire from fishing, with the new venture taken over by Well-Bank’s owners Jens Chr Bang Andersen and Thomas Kristiansen who have been involved in fishing for langoustine and industrial species in the past.

New fisheries management regulations make it possible to maintain acceptable quota shares for shrimp, providing the necessary financial security for the newbuild.

The design, outfitting and arrangement have been developed in close collaboration between owners and yard, with emphasis on optimising working conditions, safety and comfort for the crew.

The 28.05 metre LOA, 8.40 metre moulded breadth Skagerak has a steel hull with a bulbous bow and topped by an aluminium wheelhouse, fabricated at Karstensen yard in Poland and brought to Skagen for outfitting.

Skagerak has a 746kW Caterpillar 3508C main engine driving a 2800mm Hundested variable pitch propeller and CPGD120 gearbox fitted with two PTOs, designed to be the primary power supply to the hydraulics. In addition, there are twin 127kWe John Deere WDJ140 gensets and the electrical system on board is designed for parallel operation of the two generators. The electrical system has a Power Management System (PMS) controlling energy consumption and automatic generator start-up.

When towing fishing, with the hydraulic system in more or less continuous use, one or both of the gearbox PTOs and pumps are engaged. When full power is required on the winches, there is no requirement for full engine power, allowing the main engine to be the power source.

Consequently only one auxiliary engine at a time in likely to be needed. This arrangement is designed to ensure optimal efficiency alongside high operational reliability.

Hundested also supplied the 160hp SFT4 bow thruster. The rudder is a KSP/Vestværft design with a flap and steering is a ScanSteering MT1600 system.

Skagerak’s wheelhouse has three 55-inch screens

Skagerak’s owners went to Thyborøn Ships & Motor for the full hydraulic winch setup with three 19.50 tonne S-90 winches, three 15.50 tonne SN-109 net drums and the hydraulic power packs. The package of deck equipment includes an 11.50 tonne T-307 gilson winch, a 6 tonne mooring winch and a 4 tonne auxiliary winch, as well as the TMP 900 XL deck crane.

Intech International supplied Skagerak’s catch processing systems, which includes the company’s Connie 800 continuous industrial cooker. The icemaker is a Buus 2500 and Nordkøl supplied the chilling and refrigeration for the 140m3 fishroom and the storage space for discards.

Skagerak’s wheelhouse is laid out for 360° visibility and with twin Norsap skipper’s chairs facing a row of three 55-inch Olorin widescreen monitors,with a screen selector supplied by electrical and electronics supplier KS Electro.

Plotters are MaxSea Time Zero, Olex and Sodena sets, while the main sounder is a Koden CVS-FX2, alongside a Furuno DFF-3D Network multibeam sonar. A Scanbas 365 system monitors the trawl gear sensors.

Furuno supplied the SC-70 and SC-33 GPS compass systems and the autopilot is a Simrad AP-70 mkII.

The SSB and VHF radios are from Sailor, as is the Sailor-900 V-Sat system and the Sat-TV is from Intellian.

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