Russian fishing company Norebo has placed orders with the Severnaya (Northern) Shipyard in St Petersburg for a series of four longliners to operate in Far Eastern waters.
The 63 metre by 14 metre beam longliners are designed by Nautic Rus and the distinctive inverted Enduro Bow is a feature of their layout. Providing fuller use of the forward ship space and offering excellent seakeeping qualities, this is a feature of the series of ten 81 metre trawlers the company has in built at the same yard – and it’s a Nautic trademark.
The design has been proven at sea with the three 55 metre trawlers designed by Nautic and delivered to Icelandic company HB Grandi (now Brim) some years ago. The first of these, Engey, has since been acquired by Norebo and now operates in the Murmansk region as Kildin, where it is reported to outperform the traditional trawlers working the same grounds.
The longliners are to be built under the investment quotas programme and as part of the latest stage of bidding for investment quotas, Norebo Group company YAMSy’s applications were approved.
The four will operate on cod in the Western Bering sea and Chukotka zones, as well as on halibut and other species.
The yard plans to start cutting steel for the first of the four longliners in December this year, and to deliver the first in the series in May 2024, with the last in the series to be completed in August 2025.