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New Russian freezer processor vessel launched. On August 31, 2020 in St. Petersburg at the Severnaya Verf shipyard, the launching ceremony of the head freezer processor trawler Kapitan Sokolov, commissioned by Norebo, took place. The laying of the first section of the vessel took place in November 2018.

The event was attended by Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation – Head of the Federal Agency for Fisheries Ilya Shestakov, First Deputy Chairman of the Committee of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Agrarian and Food Policy and Environmental Management Sergey Mitin, Deputy Governor of the Murmansk Region Dmitry Filippov, General Director of the shipbuilding Severnaya Verf plant Igor Orlov and representatives of the customer company.

“I would like to congratulate the Norebo group of companies on this significant event – the launching of the first head processor freezer trawler into the water. Vladimir Vitalievich Sokolov, after whom the ship is named, was not only an outstanding captain. He was actively involved in public administration, took an active part in the development of the fishing industry, ”Ilya Shestakov said in his speech.

“Launching the trawler Kapitan Sokolov is a very important and significant event for the domestic fishery industry. This is a step towards a more efficient development of aquatic biological resources, new jobs, and the creation of competitive products with high added value. The investment quotas program, adopted as part of the initiative of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, is aimed at the deepest modernization of the fishing fleet. I am sure that the implementation of this program will make it possible to bring the fishery complex of the Russian Federation to a leading position in the world, ”stressed the head of the Federal Agency for Fishery.

Trawler ‘Kapitan Sokolov’ is designed for fishing with bottom and pelagic trawls in difficult sea conditions of the Arctic region, its full processing and storage on board. The vessel will be equipped with a multifunctional modern fish processing plant with a simultaneous maximum placement of frozen fish products – weighing almost 1,200 tons or up to 1,020 tons of fish products and up to 334 tons of fishmeal in combination. In addition, the processor trawler will be able to store up to 95 tons of canned fish.

The Kapitan Sokolov became the second fishing vessel to leave the stocks of Severnaya Verf under the investment quotas program. In total, the shipyard signed contracts for the construction of 14 fishing vessels: 10 trawlers and four longliners.

To date, within the framework of the mechanism of investment quotas, 43 contracts have been concluded for the construction of fishing vessels with an investment volume of 166 billion rubles (18 for the Far Eastern and 25 for the Northern fishing basins). In addition, 11 more applications have been approved and two are under consideration by the Federal Agency for Fishery. Thus, the total number of ships under construction under the keel quota program will reach 56.

Source: United Press Service of the Federal Agency for Fishery