The latest in a series of new fishing vessels for Nueva Pescanova’s African operations has been launched by its Spanish builder. Ponta Timbué is part of the company’s programme of renewal of its fishing capacity in Mozambique and Namibia.
The 32-metre Ponta Timbué is a modern outrigger trawler that will operate on shrimp for Nueva Pescanova subsidiary Pescamar in Mozambique. The second of four vessels for Pescamar, it is built to carry a crew of 22 and to freeze catches at sea.
The vessel’s name was chosen in a poll of the company’s skippers, and refers to a point on the coast of Mozambique.
A third vessel in the series, Ponta Macalonga, has also just been launched and the two are expected to be completed shortly, before heading to Mozambique to operate alongside Ponta Matirre, which has now been fishing for a year.
The Namibian trio of new fresher trawlers is now complete, following the delivery of the 50 metre Novanam 2 at the end of last year, joining sister vessels Lalandii 1 and Novanam 1, operating from Lüderitz and landing catches to Nueva Pescanova subsidiary Novanam.