The Vyborg Shipyard part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, has launched the lead vessel in a series of trawlers for Murmansk fishing company Nord Pilgrim LLC.
Nord Pilgrim’s launching ceremony took place at the shipyard, attended by Nord Pilgrim LLC’s director general Sergey Blyshko, IIB-SPB chief designer Nikolay Avtutov and the new trawler’s godmother Elena Tuzova, as well as the yard staff.
There are four trawlers in the KMT02 project for Nord Pilgrim LLC, designed with an 80.40 metre overall length and a 15.40 metre beam.
The series of trawlers are reinforced for operation in ice and are designed to focus on demersal species with a freezing capacity of 100 tonnes per day, and a 2050 cubic metre fishroom capacity, plus a 260 cubic metre fishmeal store.
Nord Pilgrim’s keel was laid at the Vyborg yard in January last year and it is now afloat for the later stages of fitting out. The keel of the second trawler in the series, Yuri Matochkin, was laid in November last year.