Damen has revealed details of its newly configured Shrimp Trawler 2607. Incorporating various upgrades from the company's existing design, the new trawler has been developed for low fuel consumption.
Eric Moerkerk, managing director of Damen Maaskant, noted that although the specification of the new Damen Maaskant Shrimper 2607 is broadly similar to existing vessels, it incorporates various new features. "The biggest change is the propulsion system itself," he said. "We have optimised the propulsion train … the propeller, nozzle, skeg, and rudder, resulting in low fuel consumption."
The redesigned trawler now has an engine room located aft of the fish hold so that the shaft line is shorter and does not pass underneath the fish hold. This space is now located under the deckhouse with a positive impact on vessel trim in different loading conditions, Damen said. Processing and freezing of the shrimp catch is now carried out aft of the deckhouse, directly above the entrance to the fish hold.
The design has been developed so that steel strength and thicknesses meet Bureau Veritas requirements. Damen said that it had focused on keeping vessel cost as low as possible, but the basic design can be upgraded with a range of optional extras.
Fishing vessels of this type are typically deployed in tropical or sub-tropical regions including Africa, Asia, and South America.
Damen develops new shrimp trawler design