The Admiralty Shipyard in St Petersburg has completed a second ST-192 factory trawler for the Russian Fishery Company.
The 108.20 metre Mekanik Maslak has a beam of 21 metres and is designed to fish for pollock and herring in the Bering Sea and the Sea of Okhotsk. It has accommodation for a crew of up to 155 persons, a 5620 cubic metre fishroom and a factory deck with capacity to produce a range standard fillet products, as well as surimi, fish oil and fishmeal.
The shipyard is currently working on the construction of the third and fourth vessels in the series, Mekanik Sizov and Kapitan Martynov.
‘Now we are building an unprecedented number of vessels at our Russian shipyards – around 300,’ said Viktor Evtukhov, Secretary of State, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade.
‘At the same time, the construction of fishing vessels is developing dynamically. As part of the implementation of the first stage of investment quotas, the portfolio of orders currently includes 92 modern, high-tech vessels.’
The ceremony of raising the flag on board Mekanik Maslak was attended by senior government figures, as well as by representatives of the Admiralty Shipyard and parent company United Shipbuilding Corporation, as well as representatives of the Russian Fishery Company, including its general director Olga Naumova, who commented that Mekanik Maslak is the second in a series of ten vessels ordered for the company to renew its fleet of ageing Soviet-era fishing vessels.