"Smaragd» designed by Havyard`s design company in Fosnavåg and constructed at Havyard`s shipyard in Leirvik in Sogn, Norway was delivered on June 2015.
The shipping company has all along been firm in wanting a built-in seine bin. This improves working conditions for the crew and this arrangement will simplify seine handling in bad weather conditions. Another improvement is to reduce the amount of light shining out from the boat at night during tossing of the seine.
The shipping company has also chosen to close the shelter deck, another feature that will contribute towards improved working conditions for crew, as well as simplifying cleaning of the vessel.
Deliveries from Brunvoll include the following:
In addition to being able to pump fish from the seine amidships, the vessel is going to be fitted out for pumping from the stern so that the trawl net can be kept at stern.
When pumping both from seine and trawl the systems are fitted out for gentle handling of the fish.
Fish tanks are shaped for good circulation of cold water in order for the fish to be cooled down efficiently.
Tanks are developed to suit simple cleaning via the aid of automatic tank washing machines.
In terms of possible research missions the vessel is also prepared for installation of a centreboard, and will be fitted out with extra laboratory and cabin facilities.
The environmental aspect is also carefully considered through installations of equipment for waste gas cleansing from propulsion engine. Efficient heat recovery from the diesel engines and extensive use of water-based heating will further lead to a positive contribution towards fuel economy and environment.
Read more about Brunvoll Thrusters in Fishing & Research vessels.