Spanish shipbuilder, Gondan, has delivered the stern trawler, Magne Arvesen, to Norwegian fishing company Engenes Fiskeriselskap AS. The 69.9m-long vessel, built to a Kongsberg Maritime design and equipped with much of the Norwegian company’s equipment, is said to be one of the most advanced trawlers of its kind. It will operate in north Atlantic, Barents Sea and Svalbard waters.
The DNV-classed freezing trawler will be capable of heading, gutting and freezing whole white fish with the latest automated fish processing equipment. The ice-class vessel has a hold capacity of 1,400m3 and accommodation for 29 persons.
Gondan, located in northern Spain on the Cantabric Sea, has a strong track record in fishing vessel construction. The Magne Arvesen is the second freezer trawler delivered by the shipbuilder in the last six months.
Gondan delivers trawler for Arctic operation