New vessel for Northern Ireland
Voyager Fishing Company, based in Northern Ireland, is expanding its fishing capabilities by ordering a new trawler/purse seiner vessel which is scheduled for delivery in August 2017.
It will be designed by Salt Ship Design in Norway and built at Karstensens Skipsværft in Skagen, Denmark.
Tage Rishøj, director of Karstensens, said: “The Voyager will be one of the most powerful pelagic-fishing vessel in the world with a bollard pull of more than 120 tonnes.”
The new Voyager will catch fish in the North Atlantic, in an area which is known for its challenging weather. Therefore it was paramount that the engine was powerful with a large bollard.
The vessel will be powered by a propulsion package comprising a MAN 12v32/44CR main engine, a 4,400-mm MAN Alpha VBS 1100 propeller and a two-speed RENK Type RSVL1000 gearbox. As well as an Alphatronic AT3000 remote control system.
Frederik Carstens, from MAN Diesel & Turbo, explained: “Fishing is an important segment for the 32/44CR engine. A key reason behind the demand is that MAN Diesel & Turbo offers complete propulsion-package solutions that are optimised from start to finish.”
“The engine has gained a good foothold in the market for its flexibility, low levels of noise/vibration, reduced smoke during engine start and operation, and is already building a reputation as an excellent workhorse.”
This will be the most powerful model the company has delivered to the pelagic fishery market. Upon completion, the 86.4m fishing vessel will have a loading capacity of more than 3,200m3.
Fishing capabilities of the vessel will be improved further by the cavitation and noise when operating at low propeller rmp.
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