Canadian fishing company Baffin Fisheries has ordered an Arctic factory freezer trawler from Turkey’s Tersan Shipyard based on the Skipsteknisk ST-119 design.
Skipsteknisk has through the last ten years designed a large number of factory freezer trawlers built at Tersan Shipyard, also for Canadian owners. Baffin Fisheries is a 100% Inuit-owned fishing company located in Iqaluit, Nuvanut on Baffin Iceland.
The vessel is expected to be the largest Canadian‐owned fishing vessel. The Canadian Economic Development Agency (CanNor) is providing a CAN$3M repayable contribution towards the vessel. The new vessel will have a length of 80m and a beam of 18m. It will have a cargo capacity of 1,320 tonnes of fish frozen at sea or about 930 tonnes of shrimps. It is due to be delivered in February 2024.
Baffin Fisheries opts for Arctic factory freezer trawler