Crew geared up for new Altaire

The chief engineer of the new Altaire said the crew was delighted with the latest addition to the pelagic fleet following her maiden voyage to Shetland.

Although she has been tested a few times on the water, the crew will have to wait until August to get out for her first job.

Mr Ramsay said the 80-metre fishing boat has a few new features from the previous Altaire, including a retractable thruster which can be used while the catch is being cooled, or if there is an engine failure.

He said: “We’re very happy with the finish, and everything on the new boat and how she’s turned out.

“Just looking forward to getting her out for fishing and trying everything out properly.”

Find out more about the new Altaire in Friday’s Shetland Times.


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  • Andrew Gilmour

    • July 5th, 2023 10:33

    If she accommodates 17 with a crew of 12 , who are the others ?

  • George Thompson

    • July 8th, 2023 9:31

    The accommodation for 17 is likely extra beds for eg in the event of scientific researchers or family members coming out for a holiday trip etc. It is also an option to be considered in a future sale to a country where they use larger crews, although the last three Altaires have been sold to the same fishing company in the Faroe Islands.


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