Third of series of five delivered by Nodosa
Neeltje PD-141 on sea trials. Image: Nodosa

Third of series of five delivered by Nodosa

The Nodosa yard at Marín on Spain has delivered Neeltje PD-141, the third of a a series of five seine netter/twin-rig trawlers for the Urk-based Osprey Fish Group.

Built to the same basic outline as predecessors Henk Senior LH-356 and Jannetje-Cornelis H-144, key differences are that Neeltje has slightly greater engine power and the owners opted for electric rather than hydraulic deck equipment.

Fishing gear trials on board Neeltje PD-141. Image: Nodosa

Neeltje has a 28.60 metre overall length with a 10 metre moulded breadth and a moulded depth to the main deck of 4.51 metres.

The main engine is a 749kW ABC 8DZC driving a 3300mm diameter, five-bladed ducted propeller via a Reintjes WGF 1963 gearbox with a 8.023:1 reduction, providing an 11.5 knot top speed and a 25 tonne bollard pull. Gensets on board are a pair of 465kW Caterpillar C18s and a 99kW C4.4 harbour set.

Accommodation on board is for a crew of nine and the fishroom has capacity for approximately 1200 40kg boxes.

Naust Marine supplied Neeltje’s deck equipment, installing twin trawl/fly-shooting winches with drum capacity for 4400 metres of 44mm diameter seine rope and with a nominal 21.70 tonne pull, as well as a single 15.30 tonne mid-wire winch for twin-rigging, all controlled by a a Naust Marine ATW system for both trawling and fly-shooting. Control is from the wheelhouse, plus there are deck controls and the winch system as a whole is prepared for remote access and control.

Also part of the Naust Marine package are a pair of 11 cubic metre double net drums with a 13 tonne pull and twin auxiliary winches.

Guerra supplied Neeltje’s deck crane.

Neeltje’s identical sister vessel Good Hope is scheduled to be delivered by Nodosa in Janury next year. The yard is currently carrying out sea trials with Jacoba-Maria, also a seine netter/twin-rigger for Opsrey, but which incorporates a number of further differences in design to the rest of the series.

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