After an 18-month build, and following a lavish naming ceremony at the Tersan Shipyard in Turkey in September, the NB1100 Argos Helena has now gone into operation off the eastern coast of South America.
Designed by Marin Teknikk, she’s a 60-metre long factory trawler with accommodation for a crew of up to 30. She’s the 6th vessel built for Norwegian customer Ervik Havfiske, the first was delivered in 2011.
Propulsion comes from Yanmar. Tersan’s Elif Şahin says, “We chose a 6EY26W unit with 1,920 kW output for the main engine because we’ve used similar engines before on other projects. This is attached to a Brunvoll ACG680/PS550 2-speed gearbox which gives us a speed of 13 knots.”
Mr. Erdogan, Business Development Director of Tersan continues, “We are very glad having worked with Yanmar once again in such a milestone project for our valuable customer Ervik Havfiske. It lasts a long history between Tersan Shipyard and Yanmar starting from one of our first new building projects many years ago and it is very promising to see that the winning team hasn’t changed. With their robust products and supportive teams Yanmar has always been a very reliable partner for us and we sincerely believe it would last for many years come.”
The vessel represents something of a milestone for Tersan, as it is the 100th NB1100 to be built. As well as the longliner capability, she also has a moonpool so nets can be safely deployed in inclement weather.