On Friday 15th of September, the MT1112 Argos Georgia was launched in beautiful weather conditions from Tersan Shipyard in Turkey.
The 54 m longliner vessel for Ervik Havfiske and Frøyanes AS is a Taylor made fishing vessel designed to operate in the Southern Ocean heading for Patagonian Toothfish.
Hildegunn Tunheim Aarsheim from Ervik Havfiske got the honor to cut the moorings and release the vessel from the slipway.
The vessel and the sister vessel Nordic Prince is planned for delivery Q1 2018.
“These two pcs of new longliner vessels, Nordic Prince and Argos Georgia that we are building for Ervik Havfiske, are rather emotional projects for us. Froyanes which was the first vessel which we delivered to Ervik Havfiske back in 2011 was the pioneering new building project for Tersan Shipyard leading us into the fishing vessel market.
Designed by Marin Teknikk of Norway, Froyanes was a big success for all parties that were involved, especially for the owners. The winning team in that project cooperated once again in order to deliver Ervik Havfiske two more state-of-the-art longliners for their fishing operations in the antarctic.
As Tersan Shipyard we thank Ervik Havfiske, in particular to Stig Ervik, Kjell-Magne Ervik and Geir Rune Aarsheim, Marin Teknikk, DNV GL and our financer Ziraatbank for their endless support in these projects.
Last but not the least we thank all of our employees who has put a lot of efforts in these vessels so far. When these two vessel sail together beginning of next year we will all follow them with proud.”
Mr. Mehmet Gazioglu
Managing Director at Tersan Shipyard
From the slipway
Owners and representatives for Ervik Havfiske.