Norwegian fishing company Asbjørn Selsbane has taken delivery of trawler/seiner/crabber Stødig, after a delay in delivery of some months from the Karstensen yard in Skagen.
Outfitted for shrimp trawling, seine netting and crabbing, Stødig packs a lot of technology and smart thinking into its 39.30 metre LOA, 11.50 metre breadth hull, which is designed by Karstensen and built with a price tag of around NoK200 million.
‘We have been waiting for the yard in Denmark for nine months, and now we’rer ready to get started,’ said Asbjørn Selsbane’s manager Andreas Hansen as he and his son Erlend, who sails as mate, brought the new vessel home to Eidkjosen in the north of Norway, with a call in Ålesund on the way to pick up gear.
Stødig is built to be versatile, able to switch between different fisheries according to the seasons. This means triple-rigging for shrimp, followed by a switch to seine netting for whitefish. There are also options for trawling for canalus if this becomes viable. In the winter there will be another switch, this time to fishing for snow crab, and for this Stødig is outfitted with an ice plough that can be lowered into place to push ice away from the hauling hatch on the starboard side while hauling its gear.
Stødig has electric Evotec Multisoft winches, and deck cranes are from SeaQuest.
‘Below deck we have a factory to handle shrimp, crabs and fish. Everything is of course on a smaller scale here on board, but we’re confident that this will work well,’ Andreas Hansen said.
The factory deck has four DSI plate freezers able to process 34 tonnes per 24 hours. The C-Flow vacuum pump system and 450 cubic metres of RSW tank capacity make it possible to deliver live catches when seine netting for whitefish.
Stødig is heading for shrimp grounds with Vónin Kodiak shrimp trawls and a pair of Vónin Storm trawl doors.