Icelandic pelagic group buys Scottish purse seiner

The vessel will provide raw material for the company’s new processing plant which opened in November.

Icelandic fishing group Eskja has purchased the Scottish purse seiner Charisma, which was previously based out of Lerwick in the Shetland Islands.

The vessel was built in Norway in 2003 and is 70.7 meters long and 14.5 meters wide.

The MAK main engine is 6000 kW 8160 hp.

The ship’s has a capacity of 2,200 cubic meters in nine tanks with RSW cooling and will replace Eskja’s vessel the Jon Kjartansson SU 111.

Charisma will be renamed Jon Kjartansson and is expected to be delivered to Eskja in July.

The new Jon Kjartansson will provide raw material for the company’s new processing plant which started operations in November last year and is will be out mackerel fishing in early August.

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