Thursday, September 06, 2012

Roy Kristian Ship at Kyle of Lochalsh

Roy Kristian berthed at the Kyle of Lochalsh 1st Sept 2012, horizontal rain hard off the west washing us both.
Vessel's Details Ship Type: Fish carrier Year Built: 2001 Length x Breadth: 0 m X 0 m Gross Tonnage: 494, DeadWeight: 300 t Speed recorded (Max / Average): 14.3 / 10.2 knots Flag: Norway [NO] Call Sign: LLKA IMO: 9237591, MMSI: 257237000 GENERAL The intention of this brief specification and accompanying general arrangement plan is to describe the basic characteristics for a Live Fish Carrier developed by Skipsteknisk AS for operation along the Norwegian coast or other coastal areas. The vessel, designated ST-500, is a single screw propelled vessel, designed with low resistance hull to achieve low fuel oil consumption during transport. ST-500 is a new well boat concept featuring: · Two separately arranged circular fish tanks, enabling higher fish density and better quality. · Individual forced water circulation. · Prepared for closed loop circulation · Vacuum loading · Pressure unloading · Slip-way in stern (Mooring handling) · Large free deck area ST-500 will be equipped with fish handling system from Optimar. The vessel is prepared for closed loop circulation for transport of live fish in contaminant areas. The vessel will be outfitted and prepared for the following services: · Carrying of live fish like salmon, trout, cod · Carrying H&G fish, cooling by RSW · Deck cargo transport · Dry feed transport · General fish farming support. Personally, hitherto I never knew of such innovative ship design and purpose, the transportation of live fish in such huge quantities. My ignorance is / was most profound.