The new Shetland whitefish vessel Resilient LK 195 was christened by skipper Arthur Polson’s wife Yvonne last weekend at Whitby, reports David Linkie.

Over 100 family members and friends travelled to Whitby from Whalsay to support skipper Arthur Polson, together with partners Edward Jamieson, John Irvine and John Montgomery, and the crew of Resilient on their proud day.

Resilient

A proud day for the Resilient owners and crew.

The 27m Resilient is the first new whitefish vessel to be built for Whalsay for 16 years and the biggest build to date by Parkol Marine Engineering.

Following the naming ceremony, Resilient was blessed by Lerwick Mission Superintendent Aubrey Jamieson.

Later in the day, Resilient Fishing Company’s guests attended a very enjoyable evening reception at Stables Restaurant, Whitby.

Using a specialist large capacity crane, the lifting-in of Resilient was watched by a large crowd of people who gathered on the west bank of the River Esk as the 290t vessel was smoothly lifted from the quayside, where it had been built and fitted-out undercover, swung round through 180° and lowered into the water.

Resilient lift

Resilient is lifted off the blocks

Resilient is scheduled to run engine and fishing trials later this month from Whitby, before heading north to berth in Lerwick and Symbister on Whalsay for the first time.

Designed by Ian Paton of SC McAllister & Co Ltd, Resilient is the first of a new class of vessel and incorporates a number of new ideas. Of round bilge hull form, Resilient has a registered length of 23.95m and 7.8m of beam.

Resilient naming

Yvonne Polson prepares to name Resilient.

Thyborøn Skibs and Motor A/S (Three J’s) of Thyborøn, supplied Resilient’s extensive package of customised deck machinery.

Two power reels with a core pull rating of 20t and a capacity of 3900m of 40mm-diameter seine rope are housed in a dedicated compartment forward on the main deck. Seine net ropes and trawl wires will be spooled onto the power reels by electronically-controlled guiding-on gear, mounted on a framework fitted across the full width of the shelterdeck aft of the power reels and forward of the vessel’s wheelhouse.

In order to deliver optimum leads when hauling back the seine net ropes or towing a single boat trawl, the hanging blocks will be positioned hydraulically by a full-width modular unit, mounted to the main fishing gantry aft.

Two 2 x 8t split net drums will be positioned on the shelterdeck, together with a 14.5t unit for installation on the quarter.

A highly-automated whitefish handling system is arranged forward of the deck casing. This was designed and fabricated by VCU of Urk, Holland to deliver optimum levels of catch quality in years to come, while minimising the amount of manual effort required by the crew.

Resilient’s Mitsubishi S12R-MPTAW main engine will drive a 2700mm-diameter Finnoy VP propeller through a Finnoy G50 FKV 10.75:1 reduction gearbox.

Two Mitsubishi 6D16T auxiliary engines are also fitted, together with a harbor genset housed in a soundproofed cabinet.

The new Resilient replaces skipper Arthur Polson’s previous boat of the same name, which after being bought by Tomas Whelahan of Clogherhead three months ago, and refurbished for freezing prawns at sea, recently landed her first trip from the Porcupine Bank west of Ireland.


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The new Shetland whitefish vessel Resilient LK 195 was christened by skipper Arthur Polson’s wife Yvonne last weekend at Whitby, reports David Linkie.

Over 100 family members and friends travelled to Whitby from Whalsay to support skipper Arthur Polson, together with partners Edward Jamieson, John Irvine and John Montgomery, and the crew of Resilient on their proud day.

Resilient

A proud day for the Resilient owners and crew.

The 27m Resilient is the first new whitefish vessel to be built for Whalsay for 16 years and the biggest build to date by Parkol Marine Engineering.

Following the naming ceremony, Resilient was blessed by Lerwick Mission Superintendent Aubrey Jamieson.

Later in the day, Resilient Fishing Company’s guests attended a very enjoyable evening reception at Stables Restaurant, Whitby.

Using a specialist large capacity crane, the lifting-in of Resilient was watched by a large crowd of people who gathered on the west bank of the River Esk as the 290t vessel was smoothly lifted from the quayside, where it had been built and fitted-out undercover, swung round through 180° and lowered into the water.

Resilient lift

Resilient is lifted off the blocks

Resilient is scheduled to run engine and fishing trials later this month from Whitby, before heading north to berth in Lerwick and Symbister on Whalsay for the first time.

Designed by Ian Paton of SC McAllister & Co Ltd, Resilient is the first of a new class of vessel and incorporates a number of new ideas. Of round bilge hull form, Resilient has a registered length of 23.95m and 7.8m of beam.

Resilient naming

Yvonne Polson prepares to name Resilient.

Thyborøn Skibs and Motor A/S (Three J’s) of Thyborøn, supplied Resilient’s extensive package of customised deck machinery.

Two power reels with a core pull rating of 20t and a capacity of 3900m of 40mm-diameter seine rope are housed in a dedicated compartment forward on the main deck. Seine net ropes and trawl wires will be spooled onto the power reels by electronically-controlled guiding-on gear, mounted on a framework fitted across the full width of the shelterdeck aft of the power reels and forward of the vessel’s wheelhouse.

In order to deliver optimum leads when hauling back the seine net ropes or towing a single boat trawl, the hanging blocks will be positioned hydraulically by a full-width modular unit, mounted to the main fishing gantry aft.

Two 2 x 8t split net drums will be positioned on the shelterdeck, together with a 14.5t unit for installation on the quarter.

A highly-automated whitefish handling system is arranged forward of the deck casing. This was designed and fabricated by VCU of Urk, Holland to deliver optimum levels of catch quality in years to come, while minimising the amount of manual effort required by the crew.

Resilient’s Mitsubishi S12R-MPTAW main engine will drive a 2700mm-diameter Finnoy VP propeller through a Finnoy G50 FKV 10.75:1 reduction gearbox.

Two Mitsubishi 6D16T auxiliary engines are also fitted, together with a harbor genset housed in a soundproofed cabinet.

The new Resilient replaces skipper Arthur Polson’s previous boat of the same name, which after being bought by Tomas Whelahan of Clogherhead three months ago, and refurbished for freezing prawns at sea, recently landed her first trip from the Porcupine Bank west of Ireland.


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