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New crab vessel launched in Vladivostock

On December 18, the Okhotsk crab catcher was launched in Vladivostok. The ceremony took place at the Vostochnaya Verf shipyard.

Ilya Shestakov, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation – Head of the Federal Agency for Fisheries, said:

“Today another significant event took place in Vladivostok. At Vostochnaya Verf, the first domestic crabs, Okhotsk, were launched, built at a Russian enterprise under the investment quotas program. It is pleasant to know that the fleet renewal program is working steadily in the difficult conditions of this year. Launching Okhotsk is another contribution to the development of the fishing industry not only in the Far East, but also in our entire country, ”said Ilya Shestakov, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation – Head of the Federal Agency for Fisheries.

In total, Vostochnaya Verf will build five crab vessels for catching live crab and producing finished products. Four vessels are being built for Sigma Marine Technology and one for Voskhod.

“The construction of the crab catchers is currently being carried out on schedule. We expect that by the end of 2024 all five vessels will be put into operation, ”added the head of the Federal Agency for Fishery.

The keel-laying of the first vessel of 03141 project, built according to the principle “where we catch, build there”, took place on November 26, 2019. The delivery of the finished vessel to the customer is scheduled for September 2021.

Due to its modular design, the Okhotsk crabbolt has a high potential for adaptation to the catch of other types of aquatic organisms – it can be used to catch and transport live crab, like processor crab, longliners and shrimp.

The length and breadth of the vessel is 63.27 and 10.6 meters. The displacement of the crab catcher is 1,586 tons, and the volume of live crab transportation can reach 100 tons.

The Okhotsk ice class provides for the regular operation of the vessel in fine ice up to half a meter thick in unlimited navigation areas.

Source: United Press Service of the Federal Agency for Fishery

Photo:  “Vostochnaya Verf”



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