The innovative vessel is designed for Alaska pollock and herring fishing.
A steel cutting ceremony marking the start of the construction of a new ST-192 Project fishing trawler was held at the Admiralty Shipyard on September 30.
The trawler is designed for Alaska pollock and herring fishing. The fish caught will be processed on board. The process will be waste free and environmentally friendly.
The state of the art vessel is third in the series. Two other trawlers are currently being fitted out, their launch is scheduled in spring next year and the delivery in 2021. All in all, ten sister ships are to be built.
Alexander Buzakov, CEO of Admiralty Shipyards, says that steel cutting for the third trawler in the series started on schedule. It is a very important event for the yards, he added.
Fedor Kirsanov, Managing Director of the fishing company that is the customer, describes the ST-192 Project trawlers as state of the art, high-tech, powerful vessels that will catch some 60,000 tons of fish, 1.5-2 times more than the existing fleet.
The construction of these trawlers was made possible by the federal quota programme for fisheries. Every year, keels for two such vessels are laid.
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