The Vympel Shipyard in Russia has laid the keel of its first new trawler, being built for Murmansk fishing company Karelriba.
The contract for the new vessel was signed last year and the construction time is expected to be relatively short, with a delivery date set for next year. The delivery of this trawler is expected to make it possible for Karelriba to claim its share of cod and haddock quotas for the Barents Sea and White Sea.
The design is for a 35.15 metre LOA trawler with a 9 metre beam and a draft of 3 metres. It is designed to carry a crew of up to twelve and have an endurance of 10 days. It is expected to land fresh fish for processing ashore and will have a 190 cubic metre fishroom.
Vympel’s newbuild number 02921 is the yard’s own T30 design.
The keel-laying ceremony was attended by representatives of the Vympel yard, Karelriba, and government departments and other organisations, including Vympel’s managing director Oleg Alexandrovich Goncharov, Karelriba’s founder Oleg Ivanovich Barakov and general director Alexei Barakov, and head of the Murmansk Coastal Fisheries and Farmers Association Anatoly Anatolyevich Evenko.