Audacious Marine in Ramsgate has had a busy year, with an even busier one to come. Paul Cannon who runs the company said that the yard’s orderbook is a healthy one, and all of the work they have lined up is for fishing vessels.
An agreement between the Vyborg Shipyard and Murmansk operator was signed at a recent forum held in the city to discuss option for renewing Russia’s fishing fleet.
A group of Icelandic companies have applied to the Icelandic Centre for Research for support to develop a hybrid-engined longliner.
In an unusual reversal, a Norwegian yard is to build a trawler for owners in Spain. Kleven has signed a contract with Spanish fishing company Pesquera Ancora for an 80 metre factory trawler to be delivered in February 2018.
The Armon shipyard at Gijon in Spain yesterday launched a new factory stern trawler for Norwegian fishing company Ramoen. Fitting out is now in progress with the ship at the quayside, and it is expected to be delivered this summer.
Fishing company West Atlantic, based in Tromsø in northern Norway, has taken delivery of a new Cleopatra 36B longliner from Trefjar in Iceland.
The Armon shipyards have survived Spain’s crippling recession and have managed to remain active through the lean years.
Christened at its home port in La Réunion, the new Cap Kersaint paves the way for the renewal of the French-operated fleet fishing in the French Southern Ocean and Antarctic Territory (TAAF) of Crozet and Kerguelen waters for Patagonian toothfish.
HB Grandi’s new groundfish trawler, designed by naval architect Alfreð Tulinius at Nautic ehf, has been launched at the Celiktrans yard in Turkey.
Vard Holdings has signed a NOK325 million contract for a fourth new trawler for Havisk.