Nodosa delivers seiner/trawler Jannetje-Cornelis H-144

Nodosa delivers trawler/seiner Jannetje-Cornelis H-144 Nodosa has delivered Osprey Group’s Jannetje-Cornelis H-144

Osprey Group has taken delivery of a second seine-netter/twin-rigger from the Nodosa Shipyard in Spain. The 28.60 metre LOA Jannetje-Cornelis H-144 has a beam of 10 metres and operates under the UK flag

The new Jannetje-Cornelis is the latest delivery in the programme of fleet renewal for Dutch operator Osprey Group, based in Urk. This followed the completion of Henk Senior LH-356, which has proved itself as both a trawler and a fly-shooter over the last year.

The second of a series of four vessels being built at Nodosa for Osprey Group, Jannetje-Cornelis is built to the same overall design as Henk Senior, with a few improvements and alterations, notably in the accommodation and with the use of extensive insulation and flexible engine mounts to minimise noise and vibration levels on board.

Jannetje-Cornelis has an ABC 6DZC main engine developing 749kW and turning a five-bladed, 3300mm diameter propeller via a Reintjes WGF 1963 gearbox. Sea trials before delivery by the yard showed 11.5-knot steaming speed and a 25-tonne bollard pull when towing.

The auxiliaries in the engine room are Caterpillars, with a pair of 438kW C18s and a 108.6kW C4.4 harbour set. Tank capacities are for 72.7m3 of fuel, 17.50m3 of fresh water and 2.25m3 of lube oil.

Ibercisa supplied Jannetje-Cornelis’s hydraulic package and deck machinery, with a pair of combination seine/trawl winches located behind the wheelhouse, with wire/rope runs leading to hanging blocks on the aft gantry. These main winches are controlled by Ibercisa’s own management system and are two-speed units, capable of a 17.20-tonne pull and a hauling speed of 39 metres per minute, or a 5.30-tonne pull when running at a significantly faster hauling speed of up to 172.20 metres/minute.

The winches are used for fly-shooting during the winter months on fishing grounds in the English Channel and southern North Sea, and become trawl winches when twin-rigging for the MSC-certified North Sea plaice that Osprey Group markets itself to supermarkets. For twin-rigging, a mid-wire winch is located between the two main winches, with the warp running to a central hanging block in the aft gantry which also accommodated split net drums for handling fishing gear over the stern.

A control position for the winch system is located at the aft wheelhouse, overlooking the deck. The forward control position overlooks an array of screens displaying data from the Furuno radar, Simrad Halo combined plotter, radar and echo sounder, Simrad S2009 sounder and the MaxSea Time Zero plotters.

The 10 metre beam of Jannetje-Cornelis and its sister vessels provides a working deck with plenty of space, as well as a catch handling deck below with ample room for the VCU catch handling system, designed to be able to cope with a large variety of species during the winter fishery, as well as with higher-volume catches during the summer months.

“Osprey Group were looking for a versatile system that could rapidly handle large volumes of flatfish when twin-rigging and still be capable of dealing with a wide variety of species when fly-shooting during the winter,” explained Lourens de Boer at VCU, which included in the installation on Jannetje-Cornelis’s catch handling deck an optimised system able to quickly sort, grade, gut and wash catches in a short time.

The fishroom is chilled to 0°C, equipped with twin 3 tonne/day flake ice makers and has capacity for 1200 boxes each weighing 40kg. Fish are passed through the VCU CatchManagement System which weighs and registers each box individually, with the information recorded and transferred to the ship’s main computer in the wheelhouse.

VCU built the entire catch handling installation at its workshops in Urk, and the company’s technicians travelled to the yard in Spain to install the system there.

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