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  • Crab trawler "Polaris" north Tromsø strait this afternoon.


    Polaris
    by Grindøya, on Flickr
    Best wishes from
    Bengt Domben

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    • ombugge
      ombugge commented
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      Looks very much like a converted Gulf of Mexico Supply Boat from the late 1970s or early 1980s.
      No traps on deck here but I assume that is their means of catching king crabs?

  • PS> Found her on Miramar. Originally OSV Marsea 16, built by Halter Marine 1981. Converted to Crabber in 1990.
    Here she is as Blue Dutch:


    As Polar Sirkel with traps on deck:


    And with snow:

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    • ombugge commented


      No traps on deck here but I assume that is their means of catching king crabs?
      It seems to me that there is snow crab pots stacked on deck
      There is a great similarity between the image below and the snow crab pots stacked onboard "Polaris"


      Snøkrabbeteine
      by Grindøya, on Flickr

      There are large deposits of snow crab in the Barents Sea in the northern and eastern part.

      Institute of Marine Research(Norway) wrote earlier this year that snow crab is growing far faster than king crab stocks
      It is observed snow crab as far north as the Kong Karls Land and as far west as Hopen depths

      According to AIS, "Polaris" is now on the way to the north eastern part of the Barents Sea this evening with the aim to catch snow crab.
      Best wishes from
      Bengt Domben

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      • ombugge
        ombugge commented
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        Interesting. I didn't even know that Snow Crabs existed in the Barents Sea. Apparently it is a new species there and may become a major resource: http://barentsobserver.com/en/nature...cosystem-12-03

        When you said so, I can see some green things on the deck of Polaris. I expected King Crab pots.

    • "Brandsholmboen" south Tromsø strait this morning.


      Brandsholmboen
      by Grindøya, on Flickr
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      Bengt Domben

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      • "Stålegg" at Tromsø strait this evening.

        Built by Iversen boatyard in Flekkefjord (Norway) as "Ocean Way" (GB) in 1989


        Stålegg
        by Grindøya, on Flickr
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        Bengt Domben

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        • Russian trawler "Aquamarine" moored in Breivika harbour.
          Built as "Orcades Viking III" at Skala Skipasmidja in the Faroe Islands in 1991.


          Aquamarine
          by Grindøya, on Flickr
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          Bengt Domben

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          • "Fiskebank" heading north this afternoon.
            Built as "John Erik" at Nauta,Gdynia in Poland 1992


            Fiskebank
            by Grindøya, on Flickr
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            Bengt Domben

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            • "Olympic Prawn" south Tromsø strait this afternoon.


              OLYMPIC PRAWN
              by Grindøya, on Flickr
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              Bengt Domben

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              • A different kind of Fishing Vessels from what we normally see here on CVF.
                The Tuna Seiner Demiku from the Seychelles is at ST Marine yard in Singapore for repairs after a fire:


                Birds eye view from the bridge of Skandi Atlantic:






                The Net boat is a massive thing:




                Typical American style Tuna Seiner with the power block on a boom.
                Norwegian Seiners started up like that when they first got power blocks installed. After several capsizing they got the Triplex block down low.

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                • "Arctic Wolf" heading for the Barents sea to fish snow crabs earlier this month.


                  Arctic Wolf
                  by Grindøya, on Flickr
                  Best wishes from
                  Bengt Domben

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                  • "Svanaug Elise" southbound


                    Svanaug Elise by Grindøya, on Flickr
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                    Bengt Domben

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                    • "Husby Senior"


                      Husby Senior
                      by Grindøya, on Flickr
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                      Bengt Domben

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                      • "Gadus Poseidon"


                        Gadus Poseidon
                        by Grindøya, on Flickr
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                        Bengt Domben

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                        • Russian trawler "Forpost"


                          Forpost
                          by Grindøya, on Flickr
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                          Bengt Domben

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                          • "Atlantic Viking" this morning.


                            Atlantic Viking
                            by Grindøya, on Flickr
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                            Bengt Domben

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