New 170-foot Trawler Conversion F/V Defender Brings Modern Ideas to the Bering Sea
Published in 2016 by Fishermen's News. Written by Peter Marsh.
The arrival of Global Seas’ 170-foot trawler F/V Defender in Seattle in May has clearly raised the bar in the Alaska Pollock fleet. The vessel features an advanced fish pump system to protect the catch, a spacious covered fish-handling/sorting area to increase crew safety, and a large RSW capacity to increase efficiency. The vessel was converted to its new role at Patti Enterprises’ shipyard in Pensacola, Florida between April 2015 and February 2016.