Crab Catcher - M/V AZIMUT



Azimuth is the second ship that was converted by the Northwest Fish Industry Consortium, which is a non-profit partnership. The relevant works on this project were carried out at the shipyard in Yalova. On 17 July 2021, the ship was delivered to the customer.
The purpose of the trawler is to catch crabs with subsequent processing. The vessel is equipped with trapezoidal, rectangular traps and necessary equipment for processing and storage of crabs.


The features of the project are as follows:


-          The trawler has a higher performance compared to the same class of vessels.
-          The vessel has a large freezer.
-          It is possible to deliver products to the refrigerated vessels while mooring from two sides by means of using cargo arrows in stormy conditions.
-          The vessel is equipped with an electro-hydraulic crane with three independent arrows for working with traps.
-          Also on board, there are two auxiliary rotating cargo cranes. They are designed for handling traps and unloading products in the port.
-          The crab catching mechanism is equipped with a system for storing containers and salt.
-          Up to 40 crew members are accommodated on board the vessel. There are comfortable cabins. There is a self-service area and other necessary premises for enabling comfortable living.


The main characteristics of the vessel are as follows:


Total length - 73.44 M
Width - 16.60 M
Deadweight (DWT) - 2,548 t
Draught - 5.90 M


Crew - 40 
Volume - 1750 м3
Capacity of storage tank - 52 м3
Speed - 12 knots
The expected areas of operation of the vessel are the Northern Fishing Basin, the Barents Sea and the Norwegian Sea.