With two launches already completed last month, the Nakhodka Shipyard has now launched a third in the series of 57.70 metre by 12.60 metre breadth crabbers being built for Russian fishing company Antey.
Kapitan Khazan and Dmitry Konoplev are joined at the yard’s quayside for outfitting by the latest vessel, Kapitan, and these are all at varying stages of completion, while the rest of the series of eight is under construction.
The crabbers are designed to deliver live catches, with capacity for around 120 tonnes of crab each in nine vivier tanks with an overall volume of 680 cubic metres.
The scope of the 13.50 million ruble investment by Antey in these new vessels has been such that the Nakhodka Shipyard was able to create more than 600 new jobs in the region.
‘We are building high-tech and cost-effective vessels. For the Nakhodka Shipyard, this is a new and very important development,’ said the yard’s general director Alexander Korneichuk.
‘More than a thousand people are working on the project – these are engineers, developers, technical staff. Production capacities allow us to carry out work simultaneously, both in workshops and on open areas and slipways.’
The first three crabbers are expected to be ready for the first sea trials by the end of this year, and a further three are scheduled to be launched in 2023.