The new Hanstholm trawler Lingbank is soon ready for fishing.
At the Vestre Tværmole in Skagen, HM 379 Lingbank is located at the quay, surrounded by the last craftsmen and electronics people, sweat on their foreheads, running hard to reach the last on board, before the new build no. 442 from Karstensens Shipyard leaves the port of Skagen and sets course and speed to the fishery.
The hustle and bustle is noticeable with the looming date of the handover fast approaching. Otherwise, according to the original plan, Lingbank should have been delivered in January 2019, when skipper Benny Rasmussen sold the old Lingbank, but minor delays along the way have postponed the transfer.
The previous Lingbank was built at the Norwegian shipyard Flekkefjord Slipp & Maskinfabrik back in 1985 and subsequently sold to the Canadian Fishing Company in Vancouver in January. This gained significant media attention when it took a trip of almost 10,000 nautical miles across the Atlantic, crossing through the Panama Canal for approximately 45 days after hitting Vancouver on the Canadian West Coast.
Since January when the ship was unsubscribed from the ship register and sold to the Canadians, skipper Benny Rasmussen and his sons, Jens and Jonas who are both party shipowners in the company and Jeppe and Johs have followed the progress from the land side. Now everyone is eager to get covered under foot with the fresh sea air in their hair when they return to sea during October, this time in the new Lingbank.
The pelagic trawler is 49.95 meters, with a width of 13.20 meters, 8 RSW tanks with a total capacity of 1,355 m3, operated by a MAN main engine type 8L-27/38 of 2999 kW, a vessel also classified according to DNV-GL + 1A Ice-C EO.
The Lingbank is a ship that arouses pride, and it’s evident from Jens Rasmussen joyful tone, the oldest of the four sons of Benny Rasmussen, vas he tells FiskerForum.dk about the newbuild. The new build which, despite major delays along the way, is closer to the goal and the whole Rasmussen family from Hanstholm are keen to get back to fishing.
A fishery that this time becomes one of Denmark’s most modern and super-efficient vessels for pelagic fishing with a completely new design that has focuses on efficiency, simple workflows and an interior design and arrangement that is optimized and tailored to the company’s wishes and requirements. A vessel filled with every conceivable electronic equipment and the latest deck equipment.
Where comfort and safety, as well as work environment, have been a top priority and where the fish’s path through the ship for cooling in the RSW tanks is optimized best and as much as possible. Lingbank is a vessel that has good maneuverability, seaworthy and with a reasonable operating economy. A fully moulded and well-thought-out industrial trawler, with quota of sprat and sizzle for the fishmeal and oil mill FF in Hanstholm and Skagen, as well as herring for the Skagerrak Pelagic, has enough fish and quotas for 160 to 180 sea days a year.
The best advisers and the best shipyards
A new build draws on all capacities and the Rasmussen family have all contributed their skills in close cooperation with professionals and specialists from Karstensen’s Shipyard. They in turn receive high praise from the fishermen in Hanstholm. They all feel well treated and listened to throughout the construction phase. Right from the project’s inception, the wishes and requirements that the fishermen were continuously resolved along the way. A collaboration that Jens Rasmussen himself describes as exemplary with an amazing result. Lingbank is a pelagic trawler that for many years to come is future-proofed for the Rasmussen family fishing from Hanstholm.
A firm belief in fishing
While the clouds are dyed black by an impending No-Deal Brexit, the brothers and father Benny Rasmussen calmly follow the latest negotiations between the British and the EU. As Jens Rasmussen tells FiskerForum.dk, “We believe that the British are in compliance with agreements already made and at the same time we have the EU Commission Brexit and chief negotiator Michel Barnier’s promise that the fishermen will receive the necessary support. The UK will not have access to the larger European common market unless fishermen have equal access to British waters. It is clear speech that we can understand”, Jens Rasmussen goes on to explain, and at the same time explains that with the purchase of new Lingbank you also support the fishing and industry at the Port of Hanstholm, which is in rapid development as Denmark’s leading consumer fishing port and one of Northern Europe’s largest fishing ports.
Benny Rasmussen bought his first vessel back in 1980, and the current Lingbank, which was built in 1985, was taken over in 2005. This is the first time the Rasmussen family received a newbuild. Benny Rasmussen’s wishes with the new build is to pass on a good tool for the next generation, where a large part of the company’s operating base is industrial fishing with ever more stringent quality requirements, has made it necessary for a newbuild. During the design it had a great focus on RSW tanks and plants have been given the best opportunities for optimum cooling of the catch.
So while the eight-man crew is impatiently waiting for the handover, the craftsmen rush to get the new build ready for the first trial sailing and the upcoming fishing for herring in the North Sea. This is perhaps the most important thing for the brothers, namely what Jens Rasmussen emphasizes – to continue the positive development that Father Benny Rasmussen started now more than 40 years ago and be true to this one.
FiskerForum.dk wishes both the ship and crew the best wishes for the future.
Draft main deck
Depth shelter deck
Technical fresh water
Design: Karstensens Skibsværft A/S
Sample Turs speed/average:
15.4 knots @ 2920 kW.
Class: DNV-GL + 1A Ice-C, Fishing Vessel.
2 x Trawl wincher 60.0 t
2 x Net Drum 60.0 t
1 x Savior Winch 38.0 t
1 x Mooring winch, aft 6.6 t
1 x Net probe winch
2 x Anchor winch
SeaQuest fishing pump equipment:
2 x Fish Pumps, 18 ″ (Sea Quest)
2 x Electric cable drum
2 x Fishing hose reel
x Trailer crane, 4h x 16.0 m.
1 x Rear faucet, 4t x 12.0 m.
Hydraulic power stations/power packs:
Fish Pump Systems:
3 x 87 kW.
1 x 128 kW.
Trawl Blocks: Brdr Markussen, BlueLine
Anchors and Chains 2 x AC-14 HHP, 1385 kg
PROGRESS AND MACHINERY
Main engine: MAN 8L27 / 38, 2920 kW @ 800 rpm.
Propeller system: Brunvoll Volda CP85 / 4, d3800 mm.
Reducing gears: Brunvoll Volda ACG850K, 800/128 rpm.
Shaft generator: AvK Cummins DSG 86, 1200 kW / 1500 kVA @ 1200 rpm
– water cooled
Auxiliary motors: 2 x Scania DI13, 400 kWe @ 1800 rpm.
Controller: 1 x R-R Tenfjord SR662 – 170 kNm.
Rudder 1 x R-R Ulstein FB-H 3746 (flap).
Side propellers: 2 x Brownvoll FU-45-LTC-1375, 400 kW / 545 HP
Starting air compressor: 2 x Atlas-Copco LT5-30, 24.5m3 / h @ 30 bar
Working air compress: 1 x Atlas-Copco GA7FF
Bridge separator: Alfa Laval PA615.
BrO transfer pumps: 2 x Bombas Azcue.
Bridge remote mirroring: MCS.
SmO separator Alfa-Laval PA615
Pumps: Main engine cooling: Bombas Azcue.
Fire, flush and bilge pumps:
Hydraulic, AC and other cooling water pumps:
Box coolers: Kelvion (main engine)
Blokland (auxiliary machinery)
(all machines and other main components are PV cooled).
Submersible pumps: Tsurumi.
FV hydro plant: 2 x Bombas Azcue.
Toilet / sewage pumps: 2 x Hydrostal.
Toilet/vacuum system: Jets.
VV containers: 2 x OSO Marine 17RA 300 E
FV generator: Alfa-Laval Aqua Blue C80-HW-FS, 5 m3 / 24h.
Load water separator: DVZ 1000 FSU OilChief
FISHING TANKS / FISH TREATMENT:
RSW system: 2 x MMC-FP, 2 x 640 kW / 2 x 550,000 kCal / h.
Circulation pumps 2 x 500 cum / h
Capacitor pumps 2 x 195 cum / h
Pumps of type Bombas Azcue.
RSW circulation system with Eltorque actuated valves,
controlled from the MMC-FP control system.
Vacuum system: MMC-FP:
3 x 66 kW compressor units.
2 x 3200 l tank.
Wheelhouse interior: Karstensens Shipyard
Wheelhouse consoles: ElPro
Wheelchairs: 3 x NorSap 1600 Comfort.
Layout: Maritime Installation.
Furnishing furnishings: Maritime Mount / Ekornes.
Interior doors: Momec door.
Ventilation system: Aeron.
A / C system: Aeron.
Windows: Van Wingerden.
Front windows: 19 + 6 mm laminated glass.
Wipers: 4 x Wynn.
Paint supplier: Sigma PPG.
Complete installation: KS Elektro A / S.
Alarm/monitoring: Marine Control Services (MCS), Norway.
Navigation lights: LED, Lopolight.
Search Spotlight: 2 x Seematz.
Tank level alarms: Mobrey.
Main board: Scantechnic.
PMS system: DEIF Delomatic 4.
Electronic equipment (navigation, fishing, communication) provided by Furuno, Scanmar and Simrad and installed by KS Elektro. Main components:
Matrix system: Furuno Videowall Mk2.
LF sonar: 1 x Simrad ST93.
MF sonar: 1 x Simrad CS90.
Bowscannar sonar: 1 x Simrad SN90
Sonar: 2 x Simrad ES-80.
3D sonar: WASSP
Trawl sonar: 2 x Simrad FS70.
Network monitoring: 1 x Scanmar ScanBas 365
Power Log: 1 x JRC JLN 652BB.
Radar, S-band: 1 x Furuno 2238 BB.
Radar, X-band: 1 x Furuno 2218 BB.
Gyro: 1 x Simrad GC80.
GPS gyro: 1 x Furuno SC-130.
Autopilot: 1 x Simrad AP80.
Ecdis: 2 x Tecdis T-2138A.
Plotter: 1 x MaxSea Time Zero.
1 x Olex.
SSB: Sailor 6310.
VHF equipment: 2 x Sailor 6222 DSC
3 x Sailor 6210.
Thermal camera: Flir M625, gyro-stabilized
V-sat communication: Telenor.
Satellite phone Iridium LT-3100.
Satellite TV system: Telenor.
TV / Entertainment: Furuno Sweden.
– all equipment such as blackbox, and displayed on:
Wheelhouse monitors: 55 ”Olorin, widescreen monitors.
LIFE AND FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT:
MOB boat: Viking Norsafe Matrix-450.
MOB boat davit: MDM DAF-160.
Life rafts: 2 x Viking, 8 pers.
Fire alarm systems: Consilium.
Central firefighting: Survitec, water mist system.
The hull is constructed of steel with two through decks, main and shelter decks as well as back and boat decks. Deck housing is on the boat deck, wheelhouse, chimney and front and aft mast are built in aluminium. The hull is built on a round pan, with a mirror and a projecting bow with a distinct bulb below the waterline. The stern is carried out with a broken line/bulb and beard.
Under the main deck, the hull is subdivided into the following watertight compartments: Forepeak, bow thruster/sonar compartment, RSW load section with central pump / manifold compartment, engine compartment with main motor coupled to reduction gear with nozzle propeller, and aft peak with tanks.
On the main deck are: Forepeak, room for the vacuum system, RSW load trunk section, with center aisle for RSW system, interior section SB, hydraulic room / workshop and control room SB and fully aft storeroom with steering machine. Interior section with 4 2-person hatches, all with own bathroom/toilet and hallway and stairs.
Shelter decks are arranged, under a long whale bin: Stores in the forepeak, generator room, tire stores and laboratory—the rear aft fishing tackle deck, with sealing box and hatches for the 8 RSW tanks. Sealing box and sliding system are made of aluminium according to weight.
The mid-ship full-width superstructure with interior SB and trawl workshop BB. Furnishing on shelter decks is arranged with booth/day room, galley with provisions room and hallway and stairs.
By positioning the device as far away as possible from the propeller, there is a good basis for a quiet device that meets not only various requirements but also e.g. the Danish Maritime Authority’s recommendations (55 dB (A) in chambers). In addition to the location itself, several constructive measures have been implemented with regard to noise insulation, which are also strongly contributing to a low noise level.
Attention for superstructure trawl deck BB with 2 side drums side-by-side and SB fish pump. On the mirror are built-in hydraulic 2 pcs stern gates and 2 x 3 pcs hydraulic control rods.
On the back deck are two anchor boards and mooring equipment. Anchor winches are located inside the house, built together with moulded and roller damper tank/breakwater.