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S149 Birthe


Double christening and open ship in Thyborøn.

Fisherman and skipper Henning Kjeldsen and family were able to enjoy the good Danish summer weather at the port of Thyborøn on Friday, welcoming the two newbuilds in the shipping company’s Gitte Hennings’s portfolio of fishing vessels. They could hold the christening and subsequent open ship for the weekend.

Hundreds of interested parties chose to spend the afternoon with Denmark’s largest shipping company to date, where newbuilds S 149 Birthe and L 349 Birgitte were christened and celebrated in Thyborøn with champagne, flags and congratulations to the ships and their crews.

Henning Kjeldsen himself was present when the crews and skippers of Birthe and Birgitte respectively arrived on board. The ship names are the names of his wife and daughter respectively, and they also oversaw the christening of each vessel.

When asked by FiskerForum.dk what Henning Kjeldsen wants to express about the new vessels, flexibility was the keyword, together with the crew’s commitment; crucial to the success of fishing. A flexible vessel is one that can be switched from human consumption to industrial fishing with rapid conversion to another species. With new regulations, rules and laws in the fisheries area, you must first and foremost be readily available, says Henning Kjeldsen emphasizing his explorations and assessments and on his time with the newly built Gitte Henning.

At the same time, the Jutland skipper sent a big thank you to the shipyard Kynde & Toft as well as the many subcontractors, who have all been deeply involved inS149-Birthe the construction and completion of Birthe and Birgitte. “It has been a pleasure to be part of the process, where everything is always managed on an ongoing basis and with a very satisfactory result,” points out Henning Kjeldsen, and further emphasized that skilled professionals, with experience and expertise, have acknowledged Danish shipbuilding traditions. More new builds will help make the industry even more robust, which is good for employment and the economy of the shipyards as well as for society as a whole.

New vessels with the best technology

The ships Birthe and Birgitte are bursting with the latest technology and also well equipped. State-of-the-art facilities are provided with all the comforts for the crew on board, whose welfare has always been on the Jutland skipper’s mind. The success of a ship depends on a committed crew that are invested in the co-ownership of the fishery, that has the right vessel for the task.

FiskerForum.dk wishes skipper and crew as well as vessels good wind in the future.

Main dimensions

Length etc.
32.00 meters
9.00 meters
6.45 meters
432 BT

Capacities etc.

Burn Oil
~ 48,000 L
Fresh water
~ 31,000 L
7 man
480 cum.

Technical equipment

Main contract Kynde & Toft

The propulsion plant and generator plant are supplied and installed by West diesel
Main engine Mitsubishi S6U-MPTK, Performance 680 kW @ 1100 rpm.
2 pcs. WDJ 165 Genset.
Built on John Deere 6068 AFM 85 as well as Stamford generator, Output 210 kWe @ 50 Hz

Hundested Propeller has delivered:
1 piece. CPGD120 gear with the reduction 8.05: 1 and 3 pcs. PTOs
1 piece. VP12 with 4 leaves, diameter 3.0 m
1 piece. SFT4 bow thruster at 160 HP

Steering gear
Scansteering MT2500 control machine supplied by AS Scan, Hvide Sande

Play computer system. Scan Trol
Scantrol has supplied the iSYM Doubletrawl control system:
-Automatic control of trawl
-Screen for monitoring parameters such as length, play, wire speed
-Connected V-SAT for possible remote support

Game package and hydraulics are delivered and installed Kynde & Toft Thyborøn.

Cargo and Tires:
2 pcs. BUUS peeler machines with a capacity of 2 x 4500kg / day on fresh water.
1 piece. load keel divided into 5 sections with a total of 1200m tubes, as well as floor cooling.

Boatech has provided deck equipment and fish handling.
– Stainless tube system from hose reel to sieve box.
– Stainless tube arrangement for unloading tanks.
– Complete work deck consisting of
– Sorting/cleaning conveyors
– Adjustable working platforms.
– Lifting paune.
– Fish cleaners
– Sliding doors for cargo doors
– Cargo room binge with 6 compartments.
– Module runways for packed boxes.

Delivered and fitted by SeaTech
Code MDC-7012BB 12kW radar
Code MDC-7025BB 25KW radar
Code CVS-FX2BB Sonar
Code KGC-300 GPS compass
Code KGP-915 GPS
Codes KAT-330 AIS Transponder
JRC JLN652 power log
Sodena plotter (2 systems) with ENC chart
TimeZero plots with MAX chart
MiniPlex NMEA system (UDP Network and NMEA-0183 / NMEA-2000)
ComNav Vector G2 Backup Compass
Pacific MS3 display system with 3 * 55 ”screens
SP Sailor VHF radio 6222 DSC incl. 3 satellite stations
SP Sailor VHF radio 6248
SP Sailor HF Radio
SP Sailor Standard-C (Elog)
Kenwood radio system
Phonetech 3102 Intercom
IP Camera system with POE supply
Panasonic TV and Radio
KNS V-SAT 60cm
Ethernet / Switch panel incl. Net1 and G4 routers, POE switches, Printer etc. in Rack.
KNS TV-Sat 60cm
Various PC systems for Weight, Elog, Internet etc.
Simrad AP70 autopilot system with QS80 satellites and additional AP70 display aft.
Simrad AP70 emergency pilot with panoramic helmets
Emergency rudder control panel
Simrad SU90 sonar
Simrad ES80 sonar with 120kHz split-beam transducer
Scanmar bus system
Navtext Sirius 3
ONWA Wind Gauge
LITECOM Pro III / Helmet helmet wireless intercom.
Double waterproof cover

Delivered and assembled by T&W El-service ApS
Power boards and control – The project, the program and delivered by Thy El-technique

Fishing gear:
Egersund Denmark, Thyborøn
All trawl, in midliner and wires

Thyborøn Trawldoor:
Thyborøn TYPE 23 Bluestream buckets – maximum play, minimal drag resistance

Housing and wheelhouse:
Danish Ship Interior


Hull and design:


Source: https://fiskerforum.dk/nybygning-s149-birthe/

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