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Russian Flag Raised on Supertrawler MEKHANIK MASLAK

On February 2, the Admiralty shipyards hosted an official ceremony commemorating the delivery of the supertrawler MEKHANIK MASLAK to the Russian Fishery Company (RFC). During the ceremony, a memorial certificate of receipt and delivery of the vessel was signed and the State Flag was raised.

The vessel was built with the use of the most advanced technologies, which will help the Russian Fishery Company to make the fishing safer and more sustainable, to ensure the most careful handling of natural resources, guarantee the highest products quality for the consumers all over the world and create comfortable work and rest conditions for the crews.

The State Secretary / Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Viktor Evtukhov, General Director of the United Shipbuilding Corporation Alexey Rakhmanov, Temporarily Acting General Director of the Admiralty Shipyards Andrey Veselov and General Director of the Russian Fishery Company Olga Naumova participated in the ceremony. Representatives of the shipbuilder and customer greeted the honored guests and mass media drawing their attention to the importance of this event for the whole fishing industry of Russia.

“The Russian fleet is being upgraded steadily. Around 300 ships are being currently built by Russian shipyards, which is an unprecedented number. The construction of fishing vessels is developing as well. Under the first stage of investment quotas, the backlog of orders at the time includes 92 advanced high-tech vessels. In 2023, shipyards expect to deliver 19 ships.

The Admiralty Shipyards, where we are today, are building 10 supertrawlers to order of the Russian Fishery Company. Two of them, KAPITAN VDOVICHENKOV and MEKHANIK MASLAK, have already been commissioned, the rest are at various building stages. The third and the fourth vessels, MEKHANIK SIZOV and KAPITAN MARTYNOV, are soon to be delivered. The construction of supertrawlers is a part of the state program for upgrading the national fishing fleet and improving the efficiency of the exploration of valuable national bioresources”.

Viktor Evtukhov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation

“The completion of the construction of the supertrawler MEKHANIK MASLAK is another significant step in the execution of our fleet upgrade strategy that will help us strengthen the vector aimed at high value-added production. The new supertrawlers that we are building and have already built are the contribution of the RFC in the modification of work conditions, in advanced, efficient, comfortable and safe workplaces. Our new vessels demonstrate their effectiveness, they are already the leaders in harvest and performance”.

Olga Naumova, General Director of RFC

As a refresher, the supertrawler MEKHANIK MASLAK is the second fishing vessel out of the ten ships built by the Admiralty Shipyards for the RFC under the state program for upgrading the national fishing fleet and improving the efficiency of the exploration of valuable national bioresources.

Vasily Fedoseyevich Maslak (1952 – 2018) was assigned as Chief Mechanical Engineer at the age of just 26 due to his high professional skills and responsibility. His employment history is almost 40 years of accident-free work, lots of streamlining proposals and developments introduced on ships entrusted to him.

The vessel of СТ-192 (ST-192) design, the big fishing freezer trawler MEKHANIK MASLAK, is one of the most advanced fishing vessels in the world designed to fish Alaska pollock and herring with pelagic trawls in the Bering Sea and the Sea of Okhotsk as well as in adjacent regions of the Eastern coast of Russia, and is a unique vessel for the fishing industry of Russia.

MEKHANIK MASLAK is outfitted with the most advanced equipment for the processing of the catch. It will make it possible not only to produce the usual Alaska pollock and herring, but also surimi, fish oil and fish meal. The capacities of the fish processing and fish meal milling factories allow producing 60 to 80 tons of fish fillet, 80 tons of surimi and 250 tons of fish meal per day.

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