Longliner Masilik, owned by Royal Greenland, has sailed from the Slippurinn yard in Akureyri, one of a series of major repair and maintenance jobs at the yard over recent months.
Masilik came to the Slippurin yard for a paint job and for the processing deck’s cladding to be renewed. During its stopover, the shaft was also drawn and checked, a number of jobs were done in the engine room and the anchor shelter was fixed after having been damaged recently in heavy seas.
The work done on Masilik followed extensive routine maintenance for Síldarvinnslan’s factory trawler Blængur, which sailed from the yard following a complete paint job. A new anti-roll tank was fabricated and installed, along with connections and control system. The boiler was overhauled and cleaned, work was done on the mess and accommodation, and the factory deck was checked and overhauled.
According to Ólafur Ormsson, head of the yard’s ship services division, the yard’s team carried out a fine job, and it is clear that Blængur’s owners aim to keep the trawler in top condition, as can be seen from the condition of the equipment on board.
‘Now we have Björg EA-7 here, for routine maintenance up to the middle of March, plus we will also be installing a new fishroom arrangement,’ Ólafur Ormsson said.
‘Greenlandic trawler Angunnguaq II is scheduled to arrive next week and the yard will be fitting a new main engine, as well as overhauling the gearbox and other engine room systems. We have strong orderbook at the moment, but we always have scope to add more.’
Icelandic factory trawler Blængur NK-125 and Greenlandic longliner Masilik at the Slippurin yard’s quayside in Akureyri. Image: Slippurinn