Scottish fishing company orders new vessel

The boat will replace its current vessel, which was sold to a Norwegian firm.

Shetland, Scotland-based Adenia Fishing Company is building a new boat to replace its current vessel which has been sold to a Norwegian firm.

Construction is expected to begin towards the end of this year at the Zamakona Shipyard in Bilbao, Spain, with delivery due in June 2019.

Design and project management will be carried out by Karl Sandvik of Salt Ship Design in Norway.

He has produced plans for a vessel of just under 70 meters, with a beam of 15.6 meters, powered by a 7,000 horse power engine.

The vessel will have 10 fish tanks with a capacity of 2,050 cubic meters.

The present Adenia, which was built in 2003 by Flekkefjord Slipp & Maskinfabrikk and lengthened in Gdansk and Skagen by Karstensens in 2015, was bought by Fosnavaag Havfiske AS.

It will depart for Norway in February next year to be repainted red and renamed Nordsjobas.

“We’re pleased to have signed up with Zamakona for the new boat and I’m especially delighted that Karl will be doing what he does best, said George William Anderson, who owns the boat with his sons and LHD.

“Years ago he said he would design our next boat but it didn’t work out, so it’s great that he will be coming on the journey with us this time.”

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