Moss Point Marine Delivers Giant Freezer/Stern Trawler
Moss Point Marine Inc., Escatawpa, Miss., recently delivered ahead of schedule the Amfish, a new 219- foot freezer/stern trawler to Searay Partners L.P. of New York.
John Dane III, president of Moss Point Marine said "while we don't have statistics on all fishing vessels, we are confident that the Amfish is the largest U.S. built ship of her type to fish off the East Coast".
The unique vessel contains approximately 38,000 cubic feet of refrigerated storage space and is capable of processing and blast freezing up to 40 tons of fish products per day at - 4 0 ° F.
The all steel fishing vessel is 219- feet long, has a 36-foot 6-inch beam and a 15-foot 9-inch depth. She is powered by a Bergen KRMB-9 diesel engine developing 2,250 bhp through a 9-foot-diameter controllable pitch propeller. A kort nozzel provides additional propulsion. She is classified ABS Maltese Cross A-l, has a design draft of 15-feet, speed of 15 knots, four Grenco air blast freezers, a Loran C radar and an SSB radio.
The 1,000-gt vessel can accommodate a crew of up to 40 people in one- and two-man cabins enabling round-the-clock operations.