Steel-hulled motor fishing vessel of round bilge, transom stern, bulbous bow, soft nose stem and with full length shelter, arranged for static gear creel fishing, fitted with a vivier tank and manned by a crew of 8 men.
Below deck she is subdivided by three watertight bulkheads into: aft accommodation cabins with steering gear; vivier and fuel tanks with galley, washroom and bait locker over; engine room, forepeak.
The main deck: steel deckhouse to starboard for toilet, oilskins and stairs; galley and accommodation escape trunks; focsle; forward engine room access and exhausts; pot hauling position at starboard, forward; main pot shooting table and hatch on starboard side; secondary shooting table and hatch aft.
Non-weathertight aluminium shelter has a hatch over pot hauling area. Aluminium aft wheelhouse and fore mast on shelter.
Carvela is powered by a Mitsubishi S6A3 main engine (360kW @ 1,800rpm), coupled to a Reintjes WAF274 7.476:1 reduction gearbox. The two Mitsubishi 6DI6-based gensets also installed in the vivier crabber’s engine room, together with a 25kW harbour set. The KT90 DD bow thruster aids her maneuverability and the full length shelter deck makes for better conditions for the 7-man crew. Seawater for the 40-tonne vivier hold is circulated by electrically driven Azcue pumps.
|19-metre vivier crabber
|SeaFish Industry Authority Rules for the Construction of Steel Fishing Vessels of less than 24 Metres Registered Length