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Spanish multinational Nueva Pescanova has launched a new freezer trawler for the shrimp fishery in Mozambique, it said.
The “Ponta Matirre” is the second of seven new boats that Armon Shipyard in Vigo is building for Pescanova’s subsidiaries in Mozambique and Namibia, in which the group invested a total of €42.5 million. It is 32.10 meters long, with a crew of 22.
The name of the boat has been chosen by the captains of the subsidiary themselves, according to Pescanova.
In addition to the four freezer trawlers for Mozambique, the company is constructing three wetfish vessels, each 50m long, which will fish in Namibia for hake.
The first of these, the “Lalandii 1”, has been operating under Pescanova’s NovaNam subsidiary since November.
All of them incorporate cutting-edge technologies such as highly energy-efficient engines, equipment, which improves onboard processing conditions, as well as the working and living conditions of the crew, the company said.
Virtual reality was used in the vessel’s design, a new technology for this sector, Pescanova also noted.
The Ponta Matirre incorporates state-of-the-art equipment and its electronic management allows high performance, reducing consumption and emissions, it said. A balance has also been sought between energy efficiency and good fishing, Pescanova added.
Source: Undercurrent News
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