Three Drum Seiners Delivered By RivTow Straits Limited

RivTow Straits Ltd., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, announced the recent delivery of three identical drum seiners to B.C.

Packers Ltd. in time for the 1981 herring and salmon fishing season.

The Van Isle, Mary Isle and Pender Isle (shown above) are the first three vessels of a six-boat order. The remaining vessels are scheduled for delivery in January 1982, June 1982 and January 1983.

The 76-foot drum seiners, built at Riv- Tow's John Manly Shipyard, feature a fish hold with 4,000-cubic-foot capacity and are suited to the Pacific salmon and herring fisheries.

With steel hulls and aluminum wheelhouses, the vessels have Caterpillar 3412 main engines and Mitsubishi 6 D14 auxiliary engines. Fuel capacity is 3,000 Imperial gallons. The vessels are equipped with a Wagner steering system and Wagner MK 4 automatic pilot. Furuno supplied two radar subsidiunits and the FH105 depth sounders. Lifesaving gear for the crew of seven is supplied by Beaufort Canada, a division of RivTow.

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