Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. is
pleased to announce that on March 29, 2013, O’Hara
Corporation of Rockland, Maine signed a
contract to construct and deliver one (1) 194’
(59.13m) DNV Classed Freezer Stern
Trawler Fishing Vessel. This new contract will be constructed from their ST-115
design furnished by Skipsteknisk, AS of Aalesund, Norway.
The new vessel will be built to
Classification Rules and Regulations for fishing vessels and meet the
requirements of the authority of Det Norske Veritas (DNV) +1A1, Stern Trawler,
E0 Notation for hull and DNV ICE 1B designed, outfitted and inspected for harsh
The vessel design has a highly efficient
hull shape which reduces hull resistance and increasing fuel efficiency.
The accommodation and interior outfitting
is designed for 54 persons, excluding the hospital and completely insulated for
the harsh working environment. Marine Interior Systems of
Covington, LA is Eastern Shipbuilding’s
selected Joiner and Insulation sub-contractor for the vessel. Our two companies
continue to have a strong working relationship that has spanned almost a
The vessel is fully equipped with state
of the art systems for bottom and pelagic trawling with single trawl. The
winches are electrically driven and provided by Rapp Hydema, a well proven supplier
of winch systems and are designed for regeneration of power.
The main processing equipment, in the
enclosed factory will consist of various types of fish heading machines and
factory systems, consisting of transport systems, fish grader, storage tanks,
weighing graders, weighing system, packing tables, packing machine, automatic horizontal
freezer system H1, block elevators, etc. The design intention of the process
deck layout and selected equipment for transport and handling is to obtain a
system with the largest amount of automation, assisting the employees working
in the processing area. This arrangement is designed to achieve very high
throughput with minimum fish damage, improve employee efficiency all in a clean
and safe work area.
The vessel will be outfitted with three
(3) working cranes for various onboard operations. One
(1) aft deck crane is dedicated to work
during fishing operations. It’s a 360
deck crane with a telescopic boom with a
lifting capacity 6,400 pounds and a maximum working radius of 35 feet.
One (1) midship deck crane dedicated as
off-loading crane for continuous operation in port is a 360 degree deck crane
with a telescopic boom. One (1) forward deck crane is also dedicated for continuous
operation during off-loading in port is a 360 degree deck crane with knuckle boom
operated by its own hydraulic power unit.
The vessel will have the latest in EPA
emission Tier 3 certification. The vessel is powered by one
(1) EMD MEL16-710G7-Tier 3 diesel engine
rated at 4,000 HP at 900 RPM provided by Valley Power Systems, Inc. of Seattle,
WA. The propulsion vertical offset Lufkin reduction gear model
VSQ4134HG-K-PTO with a 7.20:1 reduction
is Owner supplied. While underway a propulsion gear driven 1,700kW shaft
generator at 1,200rpm variable speed, constant voltage is provided for the
vessels primary electrical power source for utilization of the vessels total
installed equipment, winches, processing, fish handling systems, pumps and
ships services, etc.
Secondary electrical power is provided by
two (2) 550kW Caterpillar C18 Tier 3 generator sets and emergency power is
provided by one (1) 95kW Caterpillar C4.4 Tier 3 emergency generator all are
rated for 60 Hz, at 480 vac. These diesel engines comply with the current
EPA/MARPOL control of emissions of nitrogen oxides from marine diesel engines.
The O’Hara Corporation is not new to
contracting with Eastern. The O’Hara and D’Isernia families go back to the
early 1990’s with the F/V ENTERPRISE a Catcher Processor Conversion delivered
in 1996. Between the years 2002-2005 five additional fishing vessels were delivered
and now the F/V AHARO will deliver in mid-2015.
For over 100 years, the O'Hara
Corporation has withstood the test of time operating fishing vessels across
both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Starting in Massachusetts, Francis J.
O'Hara began building his sailing fleet in 1903; after four generations, the
process continues. From setting a seine net off the Coast of Maine for herring,
participating in the scallop fishery out of
New Bedford, Mass and operating factory
processing boats in the Pacific Northwest, and even a marina in Maine, nothing
seems to slow down the O'Hara Corporation.
Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. has two
shipbuilding facilities in Panama City, Florida and has been in business since
1976 building, converting and repairing vessels in steel and aluminum of all
types including tugs, barges, offshore support vessels, research vessels,
firefighting vessels, barges, ferries, passenger vessels, fishing vessels and
towboats for both the commercial and government marine markets.
Eastern Shipbuilding Group continues to
remain a diversified shipbuilder. This new Freezer
Stern Trawler Fishing Vessel will maintain
Eastern Shipbuilding’s role as one of the largest manufacturers of fishing
vessels in the United States.