WORLD’S LARGEST FISHING VESSEL LANDS BLUE WHITING IN FAROES
World’s largest fishing vessel lands blue whiting in Faroes. This week the world’s largest fishing vessel Annelies Ilena GDY-151 has been in Kollafjørður in the Faroes for discharging 3700 tonnes of blue whiting.
Annelies Ilena also had other business in the Faroe Islands as they came to pick up their new 2,304 meters pelagic trawl from Vónin. The trawl is built with Capto and is designed for the blue whiting fishery even though this model has proven to be successful on mackerel and herring fisheries as well.
Annelies Ilena was built in Norway in 2000 and is 144m long and has a breadth of 24m. The two main engines are 7000 kw each. The vessel has a freezing capacity of 450 tonnes each day and can carry 7,000 tonnes on pallets.
When leaving the Faroe Islands Annelies Ilena headed directly for the blue whiting grounds south-east of the Faroes.
Vónin is a major developer and manufacturer of high quality fishing gear and aquaculture equipment as well as supplying equipment to the offshore industry and land based industry. Operating across the globe and they have branches in the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Canada, Norway, Russia, Lithuania and Iceland.
They have a comprehensive range off fishing gear which includes pelagic trawls, semi pelagic trawls, bottom trawls, shrimp trawls, purse seine nets, pots, sorting grids, trawl doors, trawl cameras etc. and are manufacturers of cage nets, cages, mooring equipment, bird nets, seines, drum net washers etc. for the aquaculture industry. For the offshore and land based industry Vónin supplies steel wires, high performance ropes, nets, lifting gear etc