North Shipyard of Gdańsk in Poland completed the construction of a new class trawler/seiner VEA, which was delivered in January 2004.
The ship designed by Sawicon AS VEA is capable of trawling and purse seining and measures 60.40m overall with a beam of 12.60m, and a depth of 8.10m. The steel hull is topped with an aluminium superstructure. The layout has the trawl handled over the stern, with arrangements for the content to be brought forward and pumped out over the starboard side, with the separator and access to the fish tanks on the forward deck. The purse seine is handled and hauled over the starboard side.
The ship is laid out with nine refrigerated sea water (RSW) tanks forward with a total carrying capacity of 1000m3, chilled by a Skogland chiller system. Optimar supplied the vacuum pumps for discharging catches.
High pressure hydraulic deck equipment was supplied by Karmoy Winch, with a combined 62tonne purse/trawl winch, a 34tonne purse winch, a 62tonne trawl winch, and a Karmoy computer trawl system. Other equipment from Karmoy includes a 4tonne/12m knuckleboom crane and a 2.20tonne/9m fish pump crane. The netstacker has a lifting capacity of 5.50tonnes and a pull at the nethauler of 4tonnes.
For handling trawl gear VEA has a 24m3, 52tonne pull main net drum and smaller 18m3, 24tonne net drum. Karmoy also supplied the 16inch fish pump and the hydraulic skidmounted power pack.
Length, oa: 60.40m, Length, bp: 54.40m, Breadth, mld: 12.60m, Depth to main deck: 8.10m, Maximum draught: 5.50m, Displacement 2,343t, Speed: 16 knots, Main engine: at 2880kW.