All hands on deck as the trawl is shot away for the first time on sea trials.

The latest addition to the Orkney whitefish fleet, the 28m twin-rig stern ramp trawler Westra Fjord K 193, has made a strong start to her fishing career, with skipper Peter Harcus reporting that he and his crew are delighted with their new vessel.

The processing deck is situated immediately below the trawl deck.

Delivered at the end of July, the Westra Fjord made her maiden landing into Peterhead at the beginning of August, and is now splitting landings between Peterhead and Scrabster, with a typical five-day, 1,000-box trip chasing a mixture of whitefish.

Built for Peter, Paul and Tom Harcus of the Harcus Fishing Company, in partnership with Don Fishing, the new vessel was ordered as a replacement for the Caspian K (ex Russa Taign), which has now crossed the Atlantic following her sale to owners in St John’s in Newfoundland…

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