In spite of the unprecedented situation, the Slippurinn yard in the north of Iceland has been keeping busy.
Earlier this year Reval Seafood’s Estonian-flagged shrimp trawler Reval Viking went through a serious refit with a spell in the dry dock for painting, plus repairs to the bow and the addition of a new trawl gallows for quad-rig trawling.
Work was also done on Reval Viking’s propeller and alterations were made to the shrimp processing system.
‘This was a demanding assignment, but a successful one, said the yard’s project manager Gunnar Tryggvason.
‘The yard’s staff met all the challenges and the diverse range of services we can offer give us an advantage over others and benefits our customers. There was also excellent co-operation with the company, which is also an important part of such a project.’
Reval Viking was followed into the dock by Murman Seafood’s Melkart 5 for its shaft to be drawn and checked, the main engine stripped down, alterations made to the catch handling deck and a complete paint job.
‘Slippurinn Akureyri and Murman Seafood have had an extremely good working relationship over the years and as well as carrying out maintenance to the company’s fishing vessels, last year Slippurinn also supplied them with processing equipment for their new processing facility in Russia,’ he said.