The Vard Aukra shipyard in western Norway has finalised an agreement to build a new fishing vessel for Fosnavåg company Remøybuen, with a delivery date in the second quarter of 2019.
A pair of 54 metre longliners built at the Tersan yard in Turkey have been delivered and christened at a ceremony in Gibraltar before heading for the Southern Ocean for the start of the April fishing season.
Icelandic GRP specialist Trefjar has delivered a new Cleopatra 50, the largest design in the yard’s range, to fishing company Einhamar, based in Grindavík in the south of Iceland.
Norwegian longline operators Carisma Fish and Ervik Havfiske are set to merge, having already amalgamated their sales activities last year under the Arctic Linefish name.
At 61.80 metres overall and with a 13.50 metre beam, the new longliner ordered by Norwegian operator HP Holmeset will be the one of the biggest and most modern vessels of its kind in the world, replacing the company’s present 51 metre vessel.
2017 has been an eventful year for Icelandic fishing company Vísir, based at Grindavík on the south coast, from where it operates its fleet of longliners.
Norwegian naval architect Marin Teknikk has broken into the Russian market with contracts with three Russian companies for four modern longline vessels to be built at Severnaya Verf (Northern Shipyard) in St Petersburg, with deliveries taking place over a three-year period.
Aukra fishing company Orten Fiskeriselskap is planning to take delivery of a new longliner/netter, designed by Måløy naval architect Seacon and ordered from the Vard shipyard, close to the fishing company’s base near Molde on the Norwegian west coast.
The Trefjar yard at Hafnarfjörður in Iceland has delivered a new Cleopatra fast fishing boat to Norwegian fisherman Terje Moltubakk, who has already started fishing with the new boat.
Norwegian design company Marin Teknikk has contracted with Frøyanes AS to supply design and engineering packages for a pair of new longliners.