Ulstein Converts Containership To Fish Factory T r a w l er For U.S. Owner

Ulstein Hatloe A/S, Ulsteinvik, Norway, has delivered one of the world's largest surimi factory trawlers to her U.S. owners, after undergoing an extensive conversion at the yard.

The 341-foot 5-inch Northern Eagle was delivered to her New Yorkbased owners Northern Eagle Partners Ltd. earlier this year after she was converted from a containership to a surimi factory trawler. The Northern Eagle, which is being used off the coast of Alaska to fish for pollack to produce into surimi, a versatile fish paste, has a molded breadth of 52 feet, design draft of 20 feet and speed of 14 knots. She is powered by two Bergen Diesel engines rated at 2,425 kw at 680 rpm each. She is fitted with a bevy of Ulstein equipment, including: a controllable- pitch propeller, Ulstein/ Lohman reduction gear, propeller nozzle, high-lift flap rudder and an 800-hp bowthruster.

Electrical power is supplied by Caterpillar equipment, with two Caterpillar generator engines rated at 640 kw at 1,800 rpm each and two Caterpillar SR 4 generators rated at 750 kw at 1,800 rpm each. Emergency power is provided by a Caterpillar 330 4T generator set with a Caterpillar SR 4 generator rated at 125 kva at 1,800 rpm.

The Northern Eagle features a full suite of sophisticated electronic communications and navigation equipment. Some of her navigation equipment includes one Furuno FR- 1662-S navigation radar, two Furuno FCR-1411/6 color radars, two Furuno color plotters, and three Furuno C LC 90 Lorans. She is equipped with a JRC JUE-45A satcom, two Skanti SSB radiotelephones, three Standard VHFs, one Cobra SSB CB radio, a Furuno FD-525 VHF/ADF and a Furuno FD-181 IMO Standard MF/HF ADF.

The factory trawler is fitted with state-of-the-art fishing and production equipment. Her cargo hold capacity is approximately 2,300 m3.

Since the processing of surimi requires large amounts of freshwater, and the Northern Eagle can produce as much as 400 tons per day.

She normally has a crew of 60-70, but has accommodations for as many as 88.

Her conversion was designed by Guido Perla & Associates of Seattle, Wash.

For free literature detailing the shipbuilding and converting services of Ulstein Hatloe,

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