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Zamakona Yards and Fiskebas Fishing Co Ltd (Shetland, UK) have agreed the construction of a new 69,60 m Midwater Pelagic Trawler.

The vessel will replace the present M/V ANTARCTIC II (LK145) built in 2004 and based in Lerwick.

The new trawler will be built entirely at the facilities of Zamakona in Bilbao, based on a design from Skipsteknisk (Alesund, Norway). This will be the second vessel designed by Skipsteknisk for Fiskebas Fishing Co Ltd following present M/V ANTARCTIC II, and the first occasion for one of the ST designs to be built at Zamakona Yards.

With accommodation for up to 14 persons, high focus has been given to efficiency in water circulation within the cargo tanks. Reliability of the complete trawling and fish handling systems has been also considered as crucial.

FISKEBAS FISHING COMPANY LIMITED is located in SHETLAND, United Kingdom and is part of the Fishing Industry since 1986 when the crew started fishing.

ZAMAKONA YARDS Group has facilities in Santurtzi (Vizcaya), Pasajes (Guipúzcoa) and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Canary Islands), with more than 41 years of experience building and repairing all types of vessels.