Second Winter Trawler Delivered By Valmet

Valmet Shipbuilding of Finland recentlydelivered the second unit of its winter trawler series intended to improve the catches in the northern Baltic during the midwinter season.

The M S Julanta (shown above) built for Henry, Ronald, Jorgen and Nils Holmstrom of Lovisa, Finland, follows the M/S Jarvsaar delivered earlier to Erik Liljeberg.

These vessels have been especially designed to withstand the harsh winter fishing conditions in the Baltic. The M S Julanta was built at Valmet's Kotka Shipyard which, in addition to fishing vessels, is also building naval supply boats.

The 138-grt, 26.90-meter (about 88-foot) trawler incorporates a number of new developments, including some patented by Valmet.

Among the more important features are a steel hull with scantlings corresponding to ice class I A, and a 735-kw (1,000-hp) engine; a totally covered 'tweendeek arrangement to protect the working crew during heavy weather or icing conditions; a trawl frame of a new type, which makes it possible to lead the trawl wires directly under the ice while maintaining full control of the trawl; remote control of the trawl gears, making it possible to operate the system from the bridge; and placement of the engine in the stern above the propeller shaft, provides 50 to 60 r/< more usable cargo than is available in the same size hull with conventional machinery arrangement.

The main engine is a Wartsila 624 TS diesel coupled via a Valmet AUS-950 reduction gear to a c-p propeller. The auxiliary engine is a Valmet 411 DSGK with an output of 55 KVA. Fuel tanks have a volume of 21 cubic meters. Navigation equipment includes radar, VHF-radio, echosounders, autopilot, etc.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 27,  Feb 1980

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