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Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Saturday, 2 May 2015

There's a small fleet of Scottish prawn trawlers landing in Newlyn this morning.


 


Making her second landing, the Maracestina...


is joined by BF191 Vision III...


the the Shekinah (ex-Benarkle built 2001)...


all landing their prawns in Newlyn to be over-landed to Scotland - the market at Newlyn is not geared up to take langoustine in any kind of quantity...



the Shekinah lands her prawns fresh...


to the waiting transport...


while the Maracestina grades and freezes her catch of prawns at sea...


and they are boxed to minimise handling and maintain the best quality possible...


before being loaded to a refrigerated trailer...


landing gear down and ready for some time off in port... 



the Vision III gets a helping hand from a fellow Scot...
 


she is only six months old, built and designed by Macduff Shipyards...- she is a replacement for the old Vision II which was taken over by Zander's son and re-named Kairos - which the observant fishing boat spotters will have detected a familiar ring to it - as te boat is now fishing from Newlyn and better known these days as the new Ajax! - seen her after her refit arriving in Nelwyn for the first time...


her huge wheelhouse reflects the thought and consideration put into her layout...


designed to make every aspect of the job of fishing as efficient as possible...


including a very sophisticated use of CCTV cameras that gives the skipper unprecedented viewing around the boat including a camera atop of the foremast that means he can see exactly where the bow is when manoeuvring in port - essential when many of the crew are Filipino fishermen - amazing to think young local boys don't want a career at sea even when these boats can provide a wage way above the national average and provide excellent career opportunities in maritime related industries...


in order to carry multiple trawls and gear handling gear like net drums modern boats have maximised the space above the waterline compared to old round stern vessels...


the crew begin the process of pulling off the three trawl warps...


which will be towed up the quay ...

by forklift to be measured accurately...


under the shelterdeck the boat has been fitted with multiple fish washers...


and a sophisticated prawn sorting table...



when you catch such amazing fish, why wouldn't you eat them for breakfast?!...


in the huge galley and mess just off the working deck...


steps lead down to the engine room...


with the auxiliary engines that provide the electric...


above the main propulsion unit...


which is a two-stroke Mitsubishi, renowned for their economy of fuel consumption...


passing the boat, the netter Stelissa makes her way in to land...


while the casualty in last nights Penlee lifeboat shout is still in a pontoon berth...


work on the gear of the gear of the Billy Rowney continues before she can get back to sea... 


while the crabber Chris Tacha, now in those dazzling Rowse fleet colours...


makes her way back into her berth against the quay.