Norwegian fishing company Østerfjord AS has taken delivery of an innovative combination seine netter and longliner built by the Tersan Shipyard to a Marin Teknikk MT1115 design.
Combining these very different passive and active fishing methods provides the new Østerfjord with a great deal of flexibility to catch its quotas, following changes in Norwegian regulations some years ago that allowed new gear combinations.
The layout on board includes a 76,000 hook autoline system with the line hauled through a moonpool, and the seine net handling setup aft. Catches are routed through an H&G factory deck with freezers and a refrigerated fishroom, and systems for handling by-products. Frozen production is stored on pallets, enabling a quick turnaround time in port.
Østerfjord has a 67 metre overall length and a 14.60 metre beam, and the propulsion is centred around optimised energy-saving systems with a battery pack.
Accommodation is for a crew of up to 23 persons on board.
Østerfjord is the sixth Marin Teknikk designed vessel to be built at the Tersan Shipyard.
‘We have worked closely with Olav Østervold and the family since late 2017 and feel this is an acknowledgement of our work to design safe, functional, environmentally friendly and cost effective fishing vessels that are specially adapted to the needs for this high skilled fishing company,’ said Marin Teknikk’s sales director Richard Gjerde.
‘It’s very exciting for Marin Teknikk to work so closely with a strong company that is so active in fishing, as well as owning and operating offshore vessels.’