Watch video: New krill trawler is launched

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Vessel set to “revolutionize” the krill fishery in Antarctica.

The hull of Rimfrost’s new 120 meter long krill vessel was launched on Monday 22 November at the Turkish shipyard Tersan, a short car journey southeast of Istanbul.

Stig Remøy and Thore Veddegjerde

The ultra-modern ship is built according to Kongsberg design and will be completed at the Westcon shipyard in Norway.

According to a press release from Fosnavåg-based Rimfrost, this will be “a very green vessel that meets the requirements with low emissions and sustainable energy use”.

“We are especially pleased that we now have a vessel in place that we believe will revolutionize the krill fishery in Antarctica,” said the proud shipowner Stig Remøy.

The aquaculture industry is a major buyer of krill meal, which is used in fish feed.

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