Over 90-meter fishing vessel was launched at the Karstensen Shipyard Gdynia [PHOTO, VIDEO] - MarinePoland.com
Over 90-meter fishing vessel was launched at the Karstensen Shipyard Gdynia [PHOTO, VIDEO]
Date of publication: 14.10.2021

On October 10 in Gdynia, the launching of a large fishing vessel for the shipowner Astrid Fiskeri A/S was completed. The home port of the unit will be the Danish Skagen. The finished ship will be handed over to the customer in May 2022.

The launched unit is 91.80 meters long, 17 meters wide and has 9.30 meters of maximum draft. The ship was designed by Karstensens Skibsværft A/S. The maximum speed of the vessel will be 17.5 knots. The ship will be operated by a 19-person crew.

The hull launch was carried out in two stages. First, the hull was transported from the wharf to a pontoon-dock, where it was towed to the Romanian Quay, the depth of which allowed the dock to be submerged and the vessel launched. The operation ended in the evening on October 10.

Currently, several more units are being built at Karstensen Shipyard Poland. The development of so many shipbuilding sites in a short period of time is a major production and logistical challenge. Although the shipyard started production on the Polish market 3 years ago, it has become a leader in the construction of partially equipped hulls on the domestic market.

Karstensen Shipyard Poland is a subsidiary of the Danish shipyard Karstensens Skibsværft A/S. The shipyard builds vessels in the Port of Gdynia in a modern production facility acquired from Vistal Offshore. It is located at the Indian Quay and was put into operation in 2013. It is adapted to the production of hulls, consists of two well-equipped, modern halls with dimensions: 200x30x30 m and 150x30x20 m, as well as adjacent offices and facilities for staff. Karstensen officially took over the yard on July 1, 2018.