Pink dredger for Myti Mussels

19 Sep 2013
Lottie Holly

Lottie Holly

At the end of September Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam will deliver the bright pink mussel dredger ‘Lottie Holly’ to Welsh shellfish company, Myti Mussels Ltd.

The 24m vessel will replace existing vessel Lôlipop and is the company’s fourth vessel commissioned from Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam, part of the Damen Shipyards Group.

Lottie Holly’s home port is Beaumaris in Wales, UK, but the vessel is being handed over in Yerseke, the Netherlands. The Dutch fishing-port will be the main destination of Myti Mussels harvest.

The colour of the hull was chosen by Valerie Mould, who owns Myti Mussels together with husband Kim Mould. Mrs Mould picks a different colour for each vessel and also designs the vessels’ interior. This eye-catching hull will ensure that the Lottie Holly cannot be missed when working in the Merai Strait, which separates the Isle of Anglesey from the Welsh mainland. This is where Myti Mussels Ltd. has its mussel banks and where Lottie Holly will first seed and later net the mussels, or will be transporting in rest sea areas.

The mussel dredger has two holds, a mussel flushing bunker and two propulsion engines. The aft deckhouse with the wheelhouse on top leaves the crew free main deck space from three sides. 

A 4-drum winch holds 300m of 16mm fishing wire. There are two rigs and a hydraulic marine-type deck crane. The length (perpendiculars) is 23.62m, the beam 10m and the depth 2.65m.

The Lottie Holly is equipped with accommodation for three crew.

 

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