Killybegs fishing company Atlantic Dawn Group has taken delivery of its third new vessel in less than a year, with one more to come before the end of 2022.
Skipper Denis Carbery and his crew brought the Salt-designed Lauren home to Killybegs after a delivery trip from the Cemre Shipyard in Turkey.
The company has already invested in the 25 metre Ella, designed to be able to alternate pelagic and whitefish operations, and completed locally by Mooney Boats, followed by Leila, the first of a trio of dedicated pelagic trawlers designed by Salt Ship Design. Lauren is the second of the three sister vessels, and the third, Veronica, is due to be completed before the end of this year.
Lauren measures 62.60 metres overall, with a moulded breadth of 14 metres and has a 1562.50 cubic metre carrying capacity in its RSW tanks, which are chilled by a double 800kW RSW system from MMC, who also supplied the water separator and the twin 4200 litre vacuum pump system.
The three new pelagic vessels are identical, and each is outfitted with a 2999kW MAN Diesel & Turbo 9L27/38 main engine driving a MAN VBS 1020/4-ODF controllable pitch propeller via a Scana Volda reduction gearbox.
Steering gear is a SR722 FCP unit from Kongsberg and Brunvoll supplied the 960 kW CP Type FU63LTC1750 tunnel thrusters.
Auxiliary engines are a pair of Caterpillar C32, each developing 940ekW at 1800rpm
Atlantic Dawn went to local supplier Seaquest for the 4t/14m knuckleboom crane forward, a 5t/14m gear handling crane aft and the 4t/9m fish pump crane.
The trawling hardware is from Karmøy Winch, with a pair of 81-tonne trawl winches and twin 83-tonne net drums, as well as the 71-tonne lifeline, 57-tonne tailend and 3.2-tonne netsounder winches, plus a pair of 3.5-tonne auxiliary winches located on the aft gantry and a3.5-tonne auxiliary winch for handling the fish pump.