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Steel cutting for the first crab-processing vessel of Russian Crab Company Group’ New fleet had been started

1 February 2021

On January 29 2021, due to commitment to purchase investment quotas, the Oka Shipyard started steel cutting for the crab-processing vessel of Russian Crab’ New fleet. Vessel 5712Р will be the first in a series of three processors, which will be constructed for the Russian Crab within three years. The first crab-processing vessel is slated to put into operation in 2023.

New vessels are designed for crab harvesting and crab processing into cooked-frozen products and will operate in the Sea of Okhotsk and Bering Sea.

Crab fishing vessel, project 5712P was developed by the Damen Engineering company (St. Petersburg) in cooperation with Russian Crab Company Group’s specialists.

The most significant advantages of the project are: two-times increased production, processing and storage capacity; the use of modern high-quality materials; and a spacious personnel unit with working and living conditions on board in accordance with the best international standards.

Vessel’s characteristics, project 5712R

Length 57,70 m 
Width  12,60 m 
Autonomy  40 days 
Full speed  12,3 kn 
Main engine power  1600 kWt 
Bow thruster power
400 kWt
Crew capacity        32 people
Processing and production capacity per 24h  15 tons 
Freezing hold capacity   500 m3 

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Russian Crab Company Group is the largest crab harvesting company in the Far East and one of the leading in Russia. Company’s fleet consist of 20 vessels. Annual quota for 2021 is 12.86 thousand tons in northwestern subzones of the Pacific Ocean, which is the largest share of quotas in the Far Eastern basin — 19%. Russian Crab exports live and cooked-frozen crab to China, South Korea, Japan and the USA.

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