By Jerzy Czuczman

Launching in Karstensen Shipyard Poland is a professional event

The VILHELM THORSTEINSSON trawler/seiner is 88.2 meters long, 16.6 meters wide and has a maximum draft of 9.6 meters. The ship will be powered by two Rolls-Royce engines with a capacity of 3400 kW each. The vessel was designed by the Karstensens Skibsværft A / S office and Samherji Island will become its owner.

The hull was launched in two stages. On Thursday, June 11, the hull was transported from the quay to a pontoon-dock, where it was towed to the Dutch Quay, the depth of which allowed the vessel to be immersed and launched. The operation ended in the afternoon of June 12. The ship’s deckhouse, 2 main engines, a gear and generators will still be installed on the ship in the Karstensen shipyard in Gdynia.

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