‘Fishing News’ New Shellfish Boat of the Year Award
At the time of her launch in January 2020, Alcedo was the biggest vessel to come out of Parkol.
Built to Class, she is a 33.95m beam scalloper rigged to fish both king and queen scallops.
Steel-hulled motor fishing vessel with round bilge, transom stern, bulbous bow, soft nose stem, dredge tipping doors and catch handling conveyors for 18 dredges a side. Below deck she is subdivided by four watertight bulkheads into: steering gear compartment, engine room, hold, store and forepeak tank. Aft deckhouse for combined galley and mess, 8-berth accommodation, washroom, lobby, oilskin locker and workshop, with wheelhouse over. The main deck working area has beam trawl gantry braced of deckhouse, catch conveyors and dredge tipping doors incorporated into bulwark sides, split trawl winches forward. Catch handling is arranged on the open deck. Whaleback forward with fore mast and trawl winch sheaves and anchor arrangements. She carries a crew of 8 men.
Photo credit: Dave Linkie.
|33-metre beam scalloper