New Zealand: Sealord’s new $70m freezer trawler will shortly be recruiting staff

Sealord’s new $70million freezer stern trawler will be making regular appearances in Dunedin next year, sharing its port calls equally with its home port, Nelson. The 81.7m-long stern trawler is barely into week 20 of its build in Norway. The first few of eight “blocks” that will be joined together to make the hull have recently been delivered from Poland. The new vessel will expand Sealord’s overall fleet to six owned vessels and two leased and is expected to be operational from May next year. Once finished, it would complete sea trials in Norway by March next year, then would be partially rigged during its 40-day delivery passage to Nelson.,, Gillanders said unemployment in the fishing industry was at present quite low and filling vacancies was “challenging”. click here to read the story 13:17

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