Monday, July 28, 2014

Kvichak Delivers Tender Vessel

By Mark Edward Nero

On Friday we mis-identified the classification Society that certified the vessel in the following story. We have edited the story to reflect the correct information. 

Seattle-based Kvichak Marine Industries recently delivered a multi-mission 66-foot, all-aluminum shallow draft crab and salmon tender to the Norton Sound Economic Development Corp. of Anchorage, Alaska. The vessel was christened the Paul C. Johnson during a ceremony at Fisherman’s Terminal in Seattle.

Designed by Kvichak to the NSEDC’s mission specifications, the 66-foot by 25-foot vessel is intended for very shallow draft crab and salmon tendering operations in the Norton Sound region, and will draw just 4’-6” when fully loaded. The vessel is powered by twin Cummins QSM11 marine diesel engines each rated for 450 BHP at 2100 RPM and coupled to ZF 360 transmissions driving NiBrAl 4-blade propellers.

The vessel is also equipped with six smooth-sided internally insulated fish holds with a refrigerated hold capacity of 111,000 pounds featuring a product elevator, Effer crane and Transvac fish pump system.

Kvichak says the Paul C. Johnson is the first of its kind tender vessel built to classification society rules applicable to tender vessels of this type and holds a class certificate per the Italy-based ship classification and certification company Registro Italiano Navale.