The new freezer longliner built by Piriou. (Photo: Piriou)
Piriou delivers new freezer longliner for toothfish capture
Friday, November 09, 2018, 22:50 (GMT + 9)
Vietnamese shipyard Chantiers Piriou SARL has just delivered French fishing company Comata a new 62.8 m freezer longliner dedicated to toothfish fishing in the French southern seas.
Views of the new longliner delivered to the company COMATA. (Photo: Piriou)
The new vessel -- equipped with diesel electric propulsion made of two propulsion systems allowing more flexibility in energy management, a simplified maintenance and fuel oil savings -- had been ordered in July 2017.
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The ship, called Ile de la Reunion II, was designed to be operated in tropical zones, mainly in the Indian Ocean, as well as in the south subpolar region up to a latitude under 60° S.
In order to be able to operate in "zero reject" areas, this longliner is also equipped with a treatment plant for fishing waste: waste is ground and stored in two dedicated tanks of 95 m3 total capacity.
“We are proud and glad to go on with a longstanding collaboration with Comata shipowner and the Scapeche group. With this new cutting-edge longliner, we keep supporting our customers in renewing their fleet for toothfish fishing in the EEZs (Exclusive Economic Zones) of the French Austral and Antarctic Territories,” pointed out Vincent Faujour, Piriou CEO.
Piriou has been Involved in shipbuilding, repair, naval engineering and services since 1965. The shipyard specializes in producing vessels of up to 120 m with high added value through a combination of high-performance engineering and a global network of industrial sites in Europe, Africa and Asia.