Rolls-Royce Marine has signed a contract with Thoma-Sea Marine Constructors, L.L.C. in Louisiana, USA, for the development of a highly technologically advanced pelagic trawler. The 100 metre vessel is to be built for Seattle based company Arctic Storm Management Group, LLC.
Swedish pelagic trawler Clipperton was delivered by the Karstensens yard at Skagen in Denmark earlier this month. The new vessel has been built for B-C Pelagic, which brings together two long-established pelagic operators, the Jansson and the Backman/Malmborg families.
Hampiðjan’s fishing gear sales manager Sæmundur Árnason joined Russian trawler Rybak on the Reykjanes Ridge deep south-west of Iceland to help the crew familiarise themselves with the new Gloria pelagic trawl and Thyborøn doors, and dropped right away onto some good fishing.
HB Grandi’s pelagic vessel Víkingur is steaming home with 2200 tonnes of blue whiting in its tanks after a trip in Faroese waters, and fishing has slowed down in the last few days as the fish are increasingly dispersed.
The Kleven yard at Ulsteinvik in Norway has delivered Denmark’s biggest fishing vessel, which is today on display in Skagen.
Louisiana fishmeal producer Omega Protein has added to its fleet with a former oil industry support vessel converted to a operate as part of the company’s fleet of fishing vessels that target menhaden.
The Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad has launched the second of three pelagic vessels being built for a company in Russia’s Far East. The fleet of three Skipskompetanse-designed pelagic catchers is due to be delivered to the customer in 2019.
The port of Skagen in Denmark has reached an agreement with Norwegian fisheries group Pelagia to set up in the port’s Stage 3 development.
The latest addition to Denmark’s pelagic fleet is the latest in the long series of pelagic vessels emerging from the Karstensen yard in Skagen. Three hundred people gathered at the Skagen quayside to celebrate the christening of the new Themis.
A Platform Support Vessel that was sold more than a year ago to an unnamed buyer has now been delivered to Zamakona Yards in Pasajes. Once it has been converted for its new role, owners Luntos Co Ltd plan to operate the vessel as a crab catcher with capacity to work as a floating processor for pelagic species.