Tacoma Shipyard launches fishing vessel

At 05:30 just around high tide, J. M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corp. Launched the F/V Northern Leader. The 184-foot high tech fishing vessel is capable of holding over 1000 tons of Cod. Deployed in the bearing Sea, the Northern Leader is operated by 31 persons and can deploy a long line over 45 miles. With hooks every 4 feet, the total number the line can hold is around 76,000 individual hooks. It is powered with five Caterpillar generators supplying two 1000 Kilo Watt Schottle Z drive electric motors. The hold is refrigerated with 3, 150 hp compressors reducing the temperature down as low as -25 degrees F. As one of the most environmentally friendly fishing boats, it will take about 30 days to complete a catch. This boat will set a new trend in fishing.

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Richard Horn says ... on Monday, Jan 28 at 6:22 PM

You could lose your bearings if you looked for the Bearing Sea. Its the Bering Sea.

Anonymous says ... on Saturday, Jan 26 at 3:38 PM

Such a beautiful launch

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