The new 69.91 metre by 16 metre breadth factory trawler Olympic Prawn has been delivered to Norwegian company Olympic Seafood by the Cemre shipyard in Turkey, and is ready to start fishing.
According to owner Stig Remøy, the trawler should have been delivered last year, but completion and delivery were delayed by a variety of factors, including the Covid-19 pandemic. Olympic Prawn is currently at the quayside in Fosnavåg, under some strict access restrictions.
A christening ceremony will take place on Sunday, before the new Kongsberg (formerly Rolls-Royce) designed trawler will head for Ålesund to take on fishing gear. After some sea trials, it will head for the Barents Sea to fish for cod.
Olympic Prawn has a 5400kW Bergen B33:45L9 main engine powering a 3900mm propeller. Auxiliary engines are Cummins and Scania units.
Kongsberg also supplied the four 52-tonne trawl electric winches and the package of deck equipment. Optimar supplied the catch handling systems for both groundfish and shrimp