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  • Antares Sold To Iceland

    Antares Sold To Iceland

    27th May 2015

    The Whalsay 72.8m midwater trawler Antares LK 419 left Shetland earlier this month after being sold to Iceland and renamed Margrét EA-710 by new owners Samherji HF, reports David Linkie. Featuring a Wartsila 12V32E main engine and Rapp deck machinery,…

  • Five Rescued Safely After Kairos Sinks

    Five Rescued Safely After Kairos Sinks

    26th May 2015

    The five man crew of the Fraserburgh twin rig trawler Kairos BF 190 were safely rescued from a life raft in the early hours of Tuesday morning overnight after the 18.6m sank 75 miles west of the Isles of Scilly,…

  • Adenia Lengthening Progressing Well

    25th May 2015

    Upgrade work to enhance crew and vessel safety on Whalsay skipper George William Anderson’s midwater trawler Adenia LK 193 is progressing well, reports David Linkie. Adenia was refloated at the end of last month after a new 8.4m hull section…

  • Young Exmouth Scallop Skipper Progresses His Career

    Young Exmouth Scallop Skipper Progresses His Career

    17th May 2015

    Exmouth skipper Dominic Welsh has advanced his career further by replacing the 11.95m scalloper Jay C E 333 with the larger and newer Marina Emiel BM 19, reports David Linkie. Designed by S C McAlister & Co Ltd, Marina Emiel…

  • Up To 30% Of Lobster Catches Unmarketable By 127mm Rule

    Up To 30% Of Lobster Catches Unmarketable By 127mm Rule

    16th May 2015

    Irish lobster fishermen are starting to feel the effects of the maximum landing size on their catch as reports from some fishermen state that a large part of their haul is no longer marketable, reports Pauric Gallagher. Fishermen from a…

  • New Boy Andrew

    New Boy Andrew

    8th May 2015

    The Danish Shipyard Vestvæflet ApS recently secured the order to build a 27m whitefish vessel at Hvide Sande for the Bremner Fishing Company Ltd of Wick, reports David Linkie. A profile of the new Boy Andrew should have been included…

  • New Shetland Whitefish Trawler Nearing Completion

    New Shetland Whitefish Trawler Nearing Completion

    8th May 2015

    A new 26m whitefish vessel currently being built by Parkol Marine Engineering at Whitby is nearing an advanced stage of fit-out and machinery installation under cover at Whitby, reports David Linkie. Built for skipper Michael Henderson, together with partners Mark…

  • Boy Alan moves to Scarborough from Scrabster

    Boy Alan moves to Scarborough from Scrabster

    7th May 2015

    Filey skipper Tony Plant recently starting potting from Scarborough with Boy Alan after buying the Kingfisher 33 from Scrabster, reports David Linkie. Now re-registered FY 295, Boy Alan is a replacement for skipper Tony Plant’s previous potting boat, the Cougar…

  • Two years to adapt to discards ban

    Two years to adapt to discards ban

    6th May 2015

    Fishermen will be given two years to adjust to the discards ban without heavy-handed enforcement after a vote in the European Parliament last week, reports Tim Oliver. The Parliament was voting on various aspects of the landings obligation including issues…

  • Ebonniê Re-Engining At Whitby

    6th May 2015

    The Brixham vivier-crabber Ebonniê BM 176 is currently berthed at Whitby, where after being slipped on the yard’s floating dry-dock for a full hull repaint, Parkol Marine Engineering are now installing new engineroom machinery, reports David Linkie. A Scania DI13…