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New Russian trawler begins sea trials

New Russian trawler begins sea trials

Built at the Baltic shipyard “Yantar” in Kaliningrad as part of the investment quotas programme for the fishing collective farm. Lenin (Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky), the seiner trawler of the SK-3101R project “Vasily Kaplyuk” has started sea trials in the Baltic Sea.

The tests will last about 10 days, during which the operation of various systems and mechanisms of the vessel will be checked. After that, the trawler will return to the plant for inspection and preparation for handover to the customer. This is already the third vessel built at Yantar for the fishing collective farm named after Lenin. The first two vessels of this series, Leninets and Komandor, were delivered to the customer on August 26 and December 6, 2019.

The third vessel is named in honour of the sea captain, honorary worker of the fish industry of Russia Vasily Mikhailovich Kaplyuk, who headed the subsidiary enterprise of the fishing collective farm named after Lenin – the fishing collective farm “Udarnik”. Vasily Mikhailovich passed away in July.

The SK-3101R trawler-seiner project was developed by the Norwegian company Skipskompetanse AS. The length of the vessel is 50.6 m, width is 12 m, the main engine power is about 2200 kW. The design provides for operation with bottom and pelagic trawls, snurrevod (bottom seine) and wallet net. The main feature of the vessel is the ability to store the catch in refrigerated seawater (RSW) tanks.

To date, within the framework of the investment quotas programme, 74 agreements have been concluded with an investment volume of 188 billion rubles. 49 contracts with a volume of investments of 167 billion rubles were concluded for the provision of quotas for the construction of fishing vessels.

Source: United Press Service of the Federal Agency for Fishery

Photo source: Baltic shipyard “Yantar”