The newest addition to the Shetland whitefish fleet, the 26m seiner/trawler Glenugie PD 347, berthed in Symbister harbour for the first time last week after being bought by the Whalsay-based Prevail Fishing Company from the Heather Fishing Company, reports David Linkie.

Above: Glenugie approaching Symbister harbour for the first time after being bought by the Prevail Fishing Company. (Photo: Ivan Reid)

Glenugie, which is shortly expected to be renamed Prevail, replaces the partners’ previous boat, the 22.4m wooden-hulled seiner Prevail LK 117, which was built by Macduff Boatbuilding & Engineering Company in 1981, as Evening Star LK 87, before becoming Radiant Star LK 71 in 1993.

The previous Prevail leaving Whalsay before landing to Lerwick fishmarket for the last time. (Photo: Ivan Reid)

Skipper John Wishart and crew went off with their new boat for the first time last Wednesday before landing in to Lerwick for Friday morning’s market.

Glenugie was built for Peterhead skipper Donald Anderson and partners by Astilleros Armon at Navia, Spain in 2001 to plans drawn up by Macduff Ship Design Ltd.

The vessel features a Caterpillar 3508B main engine, Mekanord 5.87:1 reduction gearbox, Newage Stamford shaft generators, Caterpillar 3406 auxiliary engine and Thistle Marine deck machinery.

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