Akdeniz Shipyard wins research vessel order

The Mediterranean Fisheries Research, Production and Training Institute in Turkey has ordered a new Fisheries Control, Audit and Research Vessel from Akdeniz Shipyard.

The vessel will be used to ensure the sustainable use of resources, by following up the prohibitions, restrictions and obligations under the regulation and notices of the Fisheries Act 1380.

Additionally, in the international waters of the Mediterranean, the Institute aims to effectively control the tuna fishing activities conducted by local and foreign countries’ ships, as well as migratory fish species hunting and fishery researches.

The vessel will be designed by Norden Ship Design House in Turkey.

Very high quality materials will be used for the construction and the ship will be strong enough to withstand the forces encountered in all weather conditions in the open sea, and at the maximum speed.

Trawling type windlass and cranes will be installed at the stern of the vessel.

The vessel will also include two WCs with showers, a common use office, one galley, one resting room, laundry, nine cabins with individual WCs, and one wet and one dry laboratory.

The vessel will be fully compliant with GMDSS A2 navigation territory rules.

The estimated delivery date is February 2014.

Vessel specifications:
Length Overall: 32m
Breadth: 8m
Depth: 6m
Draught: 4.9m
Cruise Range: 750 miles
Speed: 13 knots approx.
Gross tonnage: 298t

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