Watch video: New krill trawler is launched

Aslak Berge
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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