Jensen Maritime and Vigor to introduce new factory trawler

12 November 2014 (Last Updated November 12th, 2014 18:30)

Seattle-based Jensen Maritime and shipbuilder Vigor are set to display a new 352ft catcher processor / factory trawler at the upcoming Pacific Marine Expo.

Seattle-based Jensen Maritime and shipbuilder Vigor are set to display a new 352ft catcher processor / factory trawler at the upcoming Pacific Marine Expo.

The new product is a result of a collaborative effort between the design architect Jensen, Vigor and three fishing customers.

Vigor director of sales Bryan Nichols said: "A successful partnership between the design architects, the shipbuilder and the customer ensures that we achieve the right balance between cost and function.

"This new fishing vessel design…will support the recapitalisation of the fishing fleet here in the Pacific north-west and Alaska." 

"Vigor is proud to be working with local partner Jensen on this new fishing vessel design that will support the recapitalisation of the fishing fleet here in the Pacific north-west and Alaska."

With more than 1,200m² of processing space, the vessel will be suitable for a variety of processing needs, from surimi to fillets to fish meal.

The vessel will have a total hold capacity of more than 3,090m³ split between a frozen product hold and a pair of fish meal holds, and will also carry 195m³ of fish oil in dedicated tanks.

In addition to the conventional twin screw diesel-electric propulsion, the trawler offers two ABB Azipod thrusters with 360° azimuthing and reversible prop rotation.

Using these options, the operator will be able to reduce the number of generators needed for power supply.

The vessel will be able to house a total of 155 crew members and the mess area will be able to accommodate 94 people.