Norwegian training and sustainable fishing vessel Skulebas, built at the Hvide Sande Shipyard in Denmark, has been carrying out sea trials ahead of delivery.
Registered in Måløy, the 35-metre Skulebas has dedicated teaching facilities and an experienced crew of instructors and teachers to guide students through the various aspects of fishing. Its design is tailored specifically for the Norwegian fishing industry and to provide multi-faceted training for those looking at fishing as a career path.
Outfitted with the latest technology and commercial fishing systems, Skulebas has accommodation for twenty students and crew.
There is a strong focus on environmental concerns, with advanced waste and energy systems tailored to minimise environmental impacts. The operational systems on board are centred around sustainable fishing practices.
As a training vessel, Skulebas sets an example of innovation and co-operation within the maritime and education sectors.
It replaces the original Skulebas, built 43 years ago, and the new vessel is now going through trials and final adjustments before beong handed over to the Vestland Countuy Municipality.