A new 75m Pelagic trawler, currently in build at Karstensen’s Shipyard in Skagen, Denmark, will be supplied with SIMRAD sonar equipment from Kongsberg Maritime. The new vessel – to be called Artemis, commissioned in partnership by Scottish fishing companies Northbay Fishing Co. Ltd and Wiseman Fishing Co. Ltd – will be based in Banff, Scotland.
Scheduled for delivery in June 2022, the vessel will be equipped with SIMRAD ST94, SN93 and CS90 fishfinding sonars, providing a range of omnidirectional and targeted fish location and tracking options across multiple frequencies.
Andrew Masson, Sales Director at SIMRAD dealer Echomaster Marine, who concluded the deal, said:
“The Artemis vessel owners knew of SIMRAD products already, as they had deployed ES80 fishery echosounders and FS70 trawl sonar on previous vessels. After we presented the SIMRAD sonar portfolio they spoke to other vessel owners in Norway, Sweden and the UK and decided to order SIMRAD acoustic products for this new-build project.”
Artemis will also be fitted with a SIMRAD ES80 split-beam echosounder and fishfinder, FS70 third-wire trawl sonar to monitor net opening and fishing conditions, and the PX Multicatch trawl monitoring system. A Kongsberg Maritime MRU-S Motion Reference Unit completes the order, providing an accurate picture of roll, pitch, yaw and heave motion for enhanced sonar stabilisation, enabling a steady image of the target fish shoals even in rough weather conditions.
Mads Dahl, Manager Marketing & Sales, Fishery, Kongsberg Maritime, added:
“This is strategically a very important sale for us, and fully demonstrates the scope and capabilities of SIMRAD equipment available for trawl operations. We are very pleased to have been given this order.”
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