St. Petersburg’s Severmaya Verf shipyard has launched the long-liner “Marlin”, a state of the art vessel with a processing factory on board.
The launching ceremony was held just a few days before the 108th anniversary of the yard.
Saint-Petersburg TV Channel reporter Alexander Atlygishiev attended the event.
St. Petersburg Governor Alexander Beglov said: ‘First of all, I would like to congratulate you on the anniversary of the shipyard, which is going 108 in a few days. This is the third vessel built at Severnaya Verf, and there are many more on order.’
Alexander Tsybulsky, Arkhangelsk Oblast Governor, added: ‘I congratulate our fishermen on getting one of the most advanced vessels, it is a special event for Arkhangelsk Oblast, which is a fishing center.’
The long-liner got its name after the fastest quick fish among the actinopterygians, the marlin can move at a speed up to 100 kilometers per hour.
The vessel has a displacement of over two tons and can continue fishing without calling at ports for more than a month.
Ilya Shestakov, Deputy Minister of agriculture, head of the Federal agency for fishery, commented: ‘In fact, the vessel is a floating processing factory, with a waste-free production technology.’
The onboard factory will make fillets and canned cod liver and caviar. The products will be stored in a special refrigerator hold with a capacity up to 500 tons. The factory capacity is up to 30 tons a day.
Andrey Zaika, Chairman of the Arkhangelsk Oblast fishing collective farms union, noted: ‘Such products will be in high demand in any market under any conditions.’
The vessel will soon start fishing cod and haddock in the North, Norwegian and Barents seas with a crew of 25.
Photo and video: St. Petersburg TV channel