New crabber launched in Petrozavodsk

December 21, 2022 16:54

On December 9, 2022 at the Onega Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Plant in Petrozavodsk (Republic of Karelia), the Captain Egorov crab was launched. This is the second vessel of the design series CSa 5712LS, which the plant is building by order of the largest Far Eastern crab fishing company Russian Crab Group. The construction is carried out within the framework of the state program of investment quotas aimed at updating the domestic fishing fleet and improving the efficiency of the development of valuable national bioresources.

According The crab fishing vessels of the CSa 5712LS project series are designed for crab capture and transpotation alive. Onboard equipment will help raise the volume of live crab traffic, increase its safety indicators; improve the seaworthiness required to work in difficult weather conditions of the Bering, Okhotsk and Japanese Seas. The vessels of the series present innovative solutions for the Russian crab industry, including the RSW system for monitoring and maintaining the water and air temperature in tanks and holds, oxygen content in water and ammonia detection, as well as a telemetry system allowing transmission of the RSW system data both to the bridge and to the shore.

The new crabbers are distinguished from the vessels of the current fleet by the Ice2 class of the hull and mechanisms, the presence of a two-level hold for transporting live crab in stainless steel tanks, double space of the fishing deck and the number of fishing equipment, modern engines with low fuel consumption and low toxicity of exhaust gases.

The commissioning of new vessels will allow the Russian Crab Group to systematically replace the vessels of the current fleet.

The main dimensions of the vessel:

  • Length — 57.70 m
  • Width — 12.60 m
  • Autonomy — 40 days
  • Full speed — 12.6 knots
  • Main engine power — 1620 kW
  • Bow thruster power — 400 kW
  • Crew capacity — 24 people.
  • Live crab tanks volume — 440 m3
  • Live crab capacity -110 tons

Russian Crab Group of Companies is one of the leading crab fishing companies in Russia, the largest in the Far East. In 2022, the group owns the rights to extract 11.8 thousand tons of crab in the subzones of the northwestern Pacific Ocean. Since 2020, the company has been implementing a large-scale program for the construction of 10 crabbers: seven for catching and transporting live crab, three processors for catching and onboard processing. Construction contracts were concluded following the results of the 2019 auction on distribution of capture quota shares, at which the Russian Crab Group acquired 10 lots for crab capture.

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