Lorient’s versatile trawler/seiner pair

Lorient’s versatile trawler/seiner pair Le Dolmen is the second of two seiner/trawlers for APAK. Image: Padmos

Two multi-purpose fishing vessels, designed to alternate demersal, pelagic and pair trawling with seine netting, have been delivered to Lorient fishing company APAK.

The pair have been built at Padmos in Holland, with the first or the two, Marie-Lou, delivered in the early part of the year and followed in April by Le Dolmen. They are expected to fish on demersal species in the Bay of Biscay for much of the year, switching to pair trawling for tuna the summer.

The two seiner/trawlers have a 21.90 metre overall length, with a 7.80 metre beam and are built with a slightly inverted bow to provide good seakeeping qualities.

In addition to the design, outfitting and supplying the Mitsubishi engines, Padmos also supplied the deck equipment, with a pair of fly-shooting winches aft at main deck level with capacity for 3000 metres of seine rope, and a pair of fishing winches mounted on the shelterdeck, each with capacity for 1000 metres of warp. The 600kg/8m deck cranes are from EK Marine. Each trawler has four net drums are mounted within the aft gantry over the working deck, with two 5.50m2 and two 4.50m2 net drums, allowing Marie-Lou and Dolmen to carry a variety of fishing gears on board.

Catch handling installations on board have been fitted out by VCU, and the arrangement on board is also optimised for handling tuna.

Marie-Lou and Le Dolmen each have a 440kW Mitsubishi S6R2-MPTAW-3M main engine turning a 2500mm diameter variable pitch propeller. Each also has a Mitsubishi S4KT auxiliary engine.

APAK is run by Éric Guygniec, who came ashore after many years at sea to manage the growing company, which now accounts for 42 full-time crew and runs a number of fishing vessels operating from Lorient. The company moved into seine netting two years ago with the acquisition of a Boulogne trawler, refitted to operate as a seine netter, the success of Naoned prompted APAK to order the two new vessels.


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