Keel laid for the third crabber of Russian Crab Company’s New fleet

February 4, 2021 16:00

On February 2nd, 2021, keel-laying Ceremony of the third crab harvesting vessel CCa 5712LS (building number 503) ordered by Russian Crab Company under the investment quotas program took place at the Onega shipyard in Petrozavodsk (Republic of Karelia in the Northwest Russia). The series includes seven vessels for catching and transporting live crab, reports

According to the company, crab harvesting vessel, project 5712LS was developed by the Damen Engineering company (St. Petersburg) in cooperation with Russian Crab Company Group’s specialists. The vessels will be equipped with modern fishing technical equipment to increase the vitality and safety of the catch. The process of capture and transporting live crab will comply with the world’s best environmental practices. Special attention has been given to the design of living space for the crew: noise insulation in the living premises, a comfortable galley, and a sauna are provided.

The Russian Crab Company implements the Crab harvesting Fleet construction program within the framework of investment obligations stipulated by the crab quota auction. The new fleet will comprise 10 vessels, seven of which will be built by JSC Onego Shipyard. The keels of the lead vessel and first vessel in series were laid in June and December 2020.

Russian Crab Company

Russian Crab Company Group is the largest crab harvesting company in the Far East and one of the leading in Russia. Company’s fleet consist of 20 vessels. Annual quota for 2021 is 12.86 thousand tons in northwestern subzones of the Pacific Ocean, which is the largest share of quotas in the Russian Far East basin — 19% of the total. The Russian Crab LLC exports live and cooked-frozen crab to China, South Korea, Japan and the USA.

JSC Onega Shipbuilding and Shiprepairing Yard was founded in 2002 on the basis of the shipyards of the Belomor-Onega Shipping Company. Since 2003, the shipyard has been constructing vessels on a ready-to-operate basis. The plant has experience in the construction of dry cargo vessels with a deadweight of up to 5500 tons, dredging vessels, and technical fleet vessels.

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