Navimon and the Piriou shipyard go back a long way together and now the yard has delivered the final three vessels in a series of eight longliners for the Nouméa, New Caledonia company.
Navimon has now completely renewed its fleet with these 20.70 metre overall length, 6.90 metre breadth longliners. Each has a 75 cubic metre fishroom capacity, divided into a 50 cubic metre space chilled to 0°C and a 25 cubic metre refrigerated storage capacity at -20°C.
‘I commend the shipyard for delivering the vessels in time in spite of the context and health constraints,’ said Navimon general manager Florent Pithon.
‘The Piriou staff seconded to Nouméa allowed us to submit the longliners to the maritime administration in time for their commissioning visit.’
The new vessels are designed for improved crew comfort, less maintenance, optimised running costs and to meet today’s higher requirements for safety and environmental compliance.
Longliners Hoot Ma Whaap, Ajie Arho and Xaracuu were delivered to Noumea as deck cargo. They will join the previous five longliners in the series in fishing for tuna in the New Caledonia EEZ.
The first two new longliners in the series were delivered in 2018, followed by three more last year. The final three complete the series, replacing a fleet of longliners that was also built at Piriou.
‘This order of eight longliners is very pleasing as we have kept Navimon’s confidence as a long-time customer and we have taken an active part in renewing their fleet nearly twenty years after delivering their first vessels,’ said Piriou Group CEO Vincent Faujour.
‘Following our latest orders and deliveries of trawlers for mainland France, longliners for La Réunion and a 67 metre tuna purse seiner, this contract has been completed and shows our ability to maintain and increase our presence in coastal and industrial fishing in overseas territories as well as in France.’