PS 296 Purse seiner / pelagic trawler / RSW19973754 BHP 42.00 x 10.40 550.00 m3Please contact our office.
PS 171 Purser Seiner / pelagic trawler / RSW1988980 BHP 27.33 x 7.4 170.00 m3Please contact our office
PS 502 Pelagic Trawler / RSW19973600 BHP 48.30 x 10.50 900.00 m34,475,408 USDTry offer
PS 554 Purse seiner / pelagic trawler / RSW 20036120 BHP 71.10 x 14.40 2,000.00 m38,724,061 USD
PS 194 Purse Seiner / Danish Seiner1990506 BHP 21.26 x 7.01 117.00 m3654,305 USD
PS 210 Purse Seiner / Pelagic Trawler / RSW19976520 BHP 75.90 x 13.00 2,073.00 m35,967,210 USDPrompt delivery
PS 304 Pelagic Trawler / RSW (square stern)19852060 BHP 41.10 x 9.60 730.00 m32,983,605 USD
PS 233 Purse seiner / Pelagic trawler / RSW19948000 BHP 74.20 x 13.60 2,500.00 m35,967,210 USD
PS 228 Purse seiner / pelagic trawler / RSW20124000 BHP 64.00 x 13.80 1,641.00 m3Please contact our office
PS 452 Purse seiner19791019 BHP 38.25 x 8.26 523.00 m31,783,050 USD

Purse Seiner

A purse seiner is a vessel type that is widely used in the fishery of pelagic species like mackerel, blue whiting and herring. The purse seiner vessels operate all over the world, with a great concentration in the waters surrounding Denmark and Norway.

When the purse seiner is operating, the vessel will make a circle with the seine, creating a purse, where the shoal of fish cannot escape. From here the seine is hauled in until the seine is at the stern or side of the vessel. The fish will then be pumped into the purse seine vessels' tanks, where it is stored until the vessel is back at the harbour. At many newer purse seiner vessels, the fish is stored in tanks with refrigerated seawater, called RSW. These systems allow the fish to stay fresh until they are landed. Several older RSW systems are chilled with Freon, whereas newer vessels are chilled with Ammonia.   

Pelagic trawlers

In Northern Europe, many purse seiners are combined with trawling functions. This vessel type can be described as a “purse seiner / pelagic trawler”. The pelagic trawler is enabling fishery on other types of species. The purse seiner / pelagic trawler is an ocean-going vessel type that can operate at sea for weeks until the RSW tanks are full.

Pelagic trawling is a fishing method where the trawler vessel drags a net, called the trawl, at the stern of the vessel until the net is full. Pelagic trawlers enable fishery on species cannot be caught by purse seining.

Tuna purse seiner

The tuna purse seiner special type of purse seiner that is constructed especially for catching tuna. The tuna purse seiner only operates in warmer waters as the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. This vessel type differs from the pelagic purse seiners, as the tuna purse seiner has a skiff boat to set the seine. Skiff boats are used as they are quicker to set the seine than the purse seiner itself. In addition, tuna purse seiners also have helipads, as helicopters often are used for scaring the tuna into shoals, so that they more easily can be caught. When the tunas are caught in the net, the net will be craned onto the vessel and stored in the freezing hold. Tuna purse seiners normally contain the tunas in -40° Celsius.

Purse seiner / pelagic trawlers for sale

Throughout the history of Atlantic Shipping, the purse seiner / pelagic trawler has been one of the most traded vessel types. Atlantic Shipping has much experience in the sale and purchase of the purse seiner / pelagic trawler type as well as the newbuilding process. Please contact our office for more information on the purse seiner / pelagic trawler for sale. 


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