Blancke Gets Contract For Fishboat Design

Blancke Marine Services, Inc., Westville, N.J., has obtained a contract from Chico Associates for the preliminary design of a 167-foot freezer / trawler vessel.

P r i m a r i l y d e s i g n e d to catch, freeze, and package various underutilized species of fish located in the North and Central Atlantic Fisheries Management Zone, it also will be capable of acting as a factory/mother ship for smaller fishing boats.

The vessel will have an overall length of 167 feet, beam of 36 feet, depth to main deck of 17 feet, and draft of 16 feet. With a crew of 22 and berthing for an observer and an owner's representative, the trawler will be powered by a medium-speed diesel engine driving a controllable-pitch propeller in a Kort nozzle.

The processing deck is totally enclosed, with sufficient space for automated equipment. Capacity of the blast freezer is 50 tons of fish per day; frozen storage capacity is 300 tons of boxed fish. All fishing gear and winches will be powered hydraulically.

The design for this vessel is expected to be completed by July this year, when it will be offered for competitive bids. Construction is expected to begin in November.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 41,  May 1980 Virginia

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