Fiskevegn and Mustad Autoline, both internationally recognised names in the longline industry, have agreed to strengthen their co-operation. This follows the purchase of Vetrhus Holding AS (now Mustad Sealine AS) earlier this year by Mustad Autoline, through which Mustad Autoline acquired 50% of the shares in Fiskevegn.
The Severnaya (Northern) Shipyard in St Petersburg has celebrated the keel laying of the first of a series of longliners for owners in the Karelia region of Russia. This is the first of two vessels for the Virma fishing company and the handover is in 2020.
Longline and auto baiting system designers and manufacturers Fiskevegn A/S in Norway have recently been selected by Australia’s Austral Fisheries to produce a 62,000-hook BFG autoline system for the firm’s new 66.90 metre vessel Cape Arkona which will be delivered in April 2020.
Icelandic boatbuilder Trefjar has delivered a new Cleopatra to skipper/owner Steinar Sandnes who fishes from Napp in the Lofoten Islands.
Naval architect Skipstkompetanse and Måløy shipyard Båtbygg have contracted to build an innovative multi-purpose fishing vessel for Australian operator Austral Fisheries.
The Simek shipyard has delivered a new 55 metre combination netter/longliner to owners in Godøy in western Norway.
A new Seacon-designed netter/longliner has been ordered from the Stadyard shipyard at Raudeberg in western Norway for owners Stormhav AS, based at Søroya in Finnmark. The new vessel is newbuilding no. 43 for the yard and the delivery date is October 2019.
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.