Tippet Marine Rebuilds Fishing Vessel Designed For 1990's Challenges

A seafood catcher/processing vessel— designed to meet the evolving needs of the fishing industry in the 1990s—was recently delivered by Tippet Marine Services, Seattle, Wash., to its owner, Ocean Peace, Inc.

Previously used as a squid trawler on the U.S. East Coast and H & G trawler in Alaska, the reconfigured 219-foot vessel's processing deck was designed, engineered and installed by Flohr Metal Fabricators of Seattle.

The Ocean Peace was specifically rebuilt to serve as either a factory trawler or as a mother ship that would utilize catcher boats owned by U.S. Marine, based in Kodiak, Alaska. Originally built in 1984 and idle for the last two years, Ocean Peace decided to purchase and renovate the vessel because it presented an opportunity to put together a boat that could adapt to the changing demands of the fishing industry.

Equipment on the Ocean Peace includes two 182 filleting machines, two 52 skinning machines and one 699 mincer, all by Baader; one Tokai heading machine; two Kirimi machines and one 229 header, all by Ryan Engineering; two Flohr continuous candling tables; and eight Jackstone plate freezers which, along with a complete refrigeration system, were supplied and installed by Sabroe Refrigeration of Seattle.

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