The third in a series of fishing vessels built at the Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad to a design by Norwegian company Skipskompetanse for owners in the Far East of Russia is now undergoing sea trials prior to the long delivery trip to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
The first two vessels in the series, Leninets and Kommandor were handed over in December last year and August this year to owners RK Lenina. These multi-purpose vessels are built to an SK-3101R design and options for pelagic and demersal trawling, as well as seine netting and purse seining.
Originally named Udarnik, the third vessel was renamed Vasily Kaplyuk during construction to commemorate Vasily Mikhailovich Kaplyuk, who headed the Udarnik subsidiary of RK Lenina, and who passed away in July this year.
The 50.60 metre LOA, 12 metre beam Vasily Kaplyuk has an engine power of 2200kW and capacity to store catches in RSW. The three vessels are among the first to be delivered under the Russian government’s investment quotas initiative.
According to the Federal Fisheries Agency, 49 contracts with a value of 167 billion Rubles have been signed under the initiative, in addition to contracts for shore-based processing ventures.