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F/V Northern Leader to be profiled on Discovery’s “Mighty Ships” Series

Northern_LeaderDemonstrating enviable efficiency, F/V Northern Leader of Kodiak will take a star turn on the popular “Mighty Ships” cable TV program. “Mighty Ships” producers search for unique ships around the world. Its seven-year run has featured a range of vessels including cruise ships, aircraft carriers, cargo ships, dredgers and more. The programs focus on the operational capabilities and technical aspects of the ships while making use of computer-generated animation to show underwater operations. What attracted them to the 184-foot freezer-longliner Northern Leader is its joystick-controlled, eco-friendly propulsion system that runs on electricity — the first U.S. fishing vessel to do so — and its head-to-tail use of the fish it catches. The 3-year-old Northern Leader fishes primarily for Bering Sea cod. Says Discovery: “Catching fish with hooks, not nets, she sends out 80 kilometers of fishing line containing 76,000 hooks. In the heart of the Bering Sea, her crew battles a hurricane with 13-meter-high waves and winds of more than 100 kilometers per hour.” Read the rest here 13:54

Coast Guard medevacs ailing fisherman 170 miles northwest of St. Paul Island, Alaska

Coast Guard 17th District command center watchstanders received a request from Health Force Partners in Seattle that a 22-year-old man aboard  was ill and needed a medevac. The duty flight surgeon and search and rescue mission coordinator reviewed the man’s medical condition and ordered an immediate medevac. Read the rest here 16:49

Today, A Christening. Washington Gov. Inslee to christen F/V Northern Leader

The ship’s company, Alaskan Leader Fisheries, is holding an open house at  Pier 91 at the Port of Seattle between 10 a.m and 4 p.m. Inslee will put his  christening powers to work at 1 p.m. [email protected]

In advance of the vessel’s christening in Seattle today, all of the Northern Leader’s Alaskan cod is already earmarked for distribution through a marketing partnership announced by Alaskan Leader Fisheries and Copper River Seafoods. “The completion of the Northern Leader project represents the culmination of over three years of hard work and the commitment of many people,” said Robin Samuelsen, board chairman of Alaskan Leader Fisheries and Bristol Bay Economic Development Corp. [email protected]

New Longliner “Northern Leader” to Begin Fishing in August

One of the world’s biggest and most environmentally friendly cod longliners has begun its journey to Alaska.

The 184 foot Northern Leader has left the shipyard, and after a few days of work in Seattle, it should be fishing for cod in the Bering Sea in about a month. KDLG’s Ben Matheson has the story: Listen

Tacoma Shipyard J. M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corp. launches a 184-foot F/V Northern Leader

2017507747Published on Jan 26, 2013 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. Watch video  fore, Watch video  aft.