The new pelagic trawler/seine-netter HAVSKJER from Karstensens Shipyard
Karstensens Shipyard has completed the new HAVSKJER and the pelagic trawler has now finally been delivered from to Havskjer AS / Henning Veibust.
Construction of the news ship has been marked by major challenges, partly with the COVID-19 pandemic and partly with very large delays in the delivery of main components.
However, thanks to good cooperation between fishing company and shipyard, they both managed to get to completion of the new pelagic trawler/seine-netter.
“Both fishing company and shipyard can be very proud of the result,” says Karstensens .
The hull for the new HAVSKJER was raised in Karstensens subsidiary Karstensen Shipyard in Gdynia and after launching the hull was towed to the main shipyard in Skagen for outfitting in January 2020 .
Havskjer AS was established in 1993 and in 2000 had its first new building, current HAVSKJER . This new vessel will be the company’s third new build. The company is operated and owned by Henning Veibust and the home port for the HAVSKJER will be at lesund in Norway.
The company operates with combined trawl and purse seine fishing. The company operates trawling primarily for blue whiting fishing west of Ireland. Other fishing, primary herring and mackerel is operated through the purse-seine. The new vessel will be operated according to the same principles.
Design, interior design and arrangements have been made in a very close cooperation between the company and shipyard. Many lessons learned from the company’s other ships and the Yard’s portfolio have been discussed and assessed.
Safety and working conditions are particularly taken into account by the fact. In addition, the trawl deck is aft raised an entire floor, with the aim of increasing the freeboard and thus safety.
The HAVSKJER is 80 metres in length overall with a beam of 16 metres and weighs in at 3497 GT
The fishing vessel was designed by Karstensens Skibsvaerft A/S.
The main engine is a Wurtsila propulsion system with a 12V32E2 main engine turning a 4200mm diameter 4D1095 propeller via a SCV 95-PDC58, 750/130rpm reduction gearbox. The 6960kW main engine delivers a top speed of 17.8 knots and combined with the Marelli 3400 kW/4250 kVA water cooled shaft generator supplies sufficient power for the trawling season and for the electrical system, including the 1300kW Brunvoll side thrusters, when purse seining.
Deck machinery supplied by Karmoy Winch include 2 x Trawl 90.00t hydraulic trawl winches and 2 x 148.00t net drums.
Fish pump equipment was also supplied by Karmoy Winch with a C-Flow vacuum-system: C-The wheelhouse was designed and designed by Karstensens Shipyard with the electronic equipment (navigation, fishing search, communication) provided by Furuno Sweden and installed by KS Elektro.