Keel of the first crabber-processor laid for Russian Crab Company

March 21, 2021 23:38

On March 18th, 2021, the keel of the first crabber-processor was laid for the Russian Crab Company (RCC) at the Oka river Shipyard in Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod region, reports

According to RCC, project 5712P will be the first vessel in a series of three processors under the investment quotas program. The first crabber processor is to enter service in 2023.

The Ceremony was attended by the Head of the Oka Shipyard, representatives of Russian Crab Company, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Damen Shipyards Group, Kommer Damen.

The design was developed by Damen Engineering company (St. Petersburg) in cooperation with the Russian Crab Group’s specialists. New vessels will be equipped with an innovative factory for processing the catch into cooked-and-frozen products. The applied technologies combine the reliability of traditional solutions and the mechanization of lifting processes covering hydraulic tables, freezers with semi-automatic loading and unloading, an elevator for supplying products to the hold.

New vessels will be equipped with modern fishing technical equipment to increase the vitality and safety of the catch. The fishing capacity, the processing and storage of frozen products will double in comparison with the existing vessels. Special attention has been given to the design of living space to match the needs of the ship’s crew.

The first catcher processor in the series will receive the name of «Captain Manzholin» in honor of the Crab Fleet Captain-director.

VESSEL’S particulars:

Length  overall 57.70 m

Beam   12,60 m

Autonomy         40 days

Full speed        12,3 kn

Main engine power        1600 kW

Bow thruster power 400 kW

Crew     32 people

Processing and production capacity per 24h      15 tons

Freezing hold capacity 500 m3

Russian Crab Company

Russian Crab Company Group is the largest crab harvesting company in the Russian Far East. Company’s fleet consists of 20 vessels. Annual quota for 2021 is 12.86 thousand tons in northwestern subzones of the Pacific Ocean, the largest share of quotas in the Far East standing at 19% of the total.

Russian Crab exports live and cooked-frozen crab to China, South Korea, Japan and the USA.

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