Fourth supertrawler floated by Admiralty Shipyards for Russian Fishery Company

September 27, 2021 16:46

On September 24, the Admiralty Shipyards shipbuilding enterprise in St. Petersburg launched a large freez trawler "Kapitan Martynov", which is being built under the government program of investment quotas, reports

According to the Federal Agency for Fisheries (FAF), the ceremony was attended by Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Victoria Abramchenko, Head of the Federal Agency for Fisheries Ilya Shestakov, Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov, General Director of JSC Admiralty Shipyards Alexander Buzakov and Chairman of the Board of Directors of LLC Russian Fishing Company Gleb Frank.

"The new fishing vessel will replenish our Far Eastern fleet and will not only improve the economy of fishing, but also improve the working conditions of fishermen!", – said Victoria Abramchenko.

The Kapitan Martynov is the fourth of ten supertrawlers being built at the shipyard by order of the Russian Fishing Company. It is planned that in a year the new vessel will be handed over to the customer.

The head of Rosrybolovstvo noted that the renewal of the fishing fleet is strategically important for the development of the industry. "The implementation of such projects became possible thanks to the decision of the Russian President of the Federation Vladimir Vladimirovich on the implementation of the mechanism of investment quotas. In total, within the framework of this program, about a hundred vessels of different tonnage will be built for different areas and types of fishing," Ilya Shestakov said.

The BMRT of the ST-192 project is one of the most up-to-date fishing vessels in the world, designed for pollock and herring fishing with pelagic trawl gear in the Bering and Okhotsk Seas. At the same time, the vessels are able to fish in remote areas, including Antarctica.

Each super trawler of this series is designed for an annual catch of about 60 thousand tons of fish, which is 2.5 times higher than the productivity of vessels that currently form the basis of the fishing fleet in the Far East. In addition, they are equipped with onboard factories for the production of value-added fish products - from fillets and minced meat to fishmeal and fish oil.

The features of the new fleet will be not only increased production capacity, but also improved working and recreation conditions for the crews, as well as high environmental friendliness. The equipment features energy-saving technologies, the vessels are waste-free, can desalinate and disinfect seawater.

The supertrauler was named under the honored captain of the Far Eastern Fleet Viktor Nikolaevich Martynov (1954-2002). All vessels of the supertrawler series will bear the names of veterans of the fishing industry as a sign of appreciation and respect for their contribution to the development of the fishing industry and the nation’s economy.

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