#431 KINGS CROSS delived 21.10.2016

(22. november 2016 09:58)

The hull for "Kings Cross” was built with Nauta Shipyard in Gdansk, Poland and arrived in Skagen mid-May.


Lunar Fishing currently operates 3 pelagic vessels (of which "Kings Cross” is the first of a dual replacement programme) and 3 white fish trawlers in Scotland. In addition, the company has extensive shore side facilities for handling pelagic-as well as white fish. The company has been well-known for a constant development of their fleet, with continuous newbuildings.

New "Kings Cross” vessels will operate along the same pattern as the existing vessels, ie with combined trawl and purse seine fishery, where pursing occurs primarily at mackerel. Other species, such as herring and blue whiting are caught by trawl nets.

Owners and yard have a well-established and long-standing relationship. Ie "Lunar Bow" was lengthened by Karstensen for skipper John Buchan some 25 years ago. Also Alex Buchan Jr and John George Buchan of todays "Lunar Bow" and "Kings Cross" are well-known faces in Skagen, mainly for repairs and maintenance. 6 years ago, Karstensen designed and built the highly successful whitefish pair-team "Ocean Harvest" and "Harvester" for Lunar Fishing.

Skipper/owner Alex Wiseman first visited Karstensen with "Radiant Star" some 27 years ago, and has also been a steady costumer ever since.

Despite the long standing relationships, "Kings Cross” and sistership "Pathway”, scheduled for delivery in May 2017, represents a major breakthrough for Karstensen Shipyard, as it will be the first pelagic newbuildings delivered to these Owners. Thus the contracts only emphasizes the yards position as the prime builder of larger pelagic fishing vessels.

The vessel design, specification and arrangements is a result of an extensive and close cooperation between owners and yard. Main focus has been set on optimizing working, safety and comfort for the crew, optimizing catch handling- and storage facilities and optimizing of fuel consumption.



The hull is built in steel with two continuous decks; main deck and shelter deck, and with long forecastle- and boat decks. Wheelhouse, boat deck 02, funnel and masts are built in aluminium.

                      Hull shape is of round bilge construction with bulbous bow and stern skeg, flared stem and transom stern.

                      Below main deck the hull is subdivided into the following watertight compartments: Forepeak, bow thruster-/sonar room, RSW pump- and manifold room, insulated RSW-tank section, engine room with main engine connected to one reduction gearbox with one, ducted propeller and aftpeak with fuel- and lub oil tanks.

                      On main deck the hull is arranged with: Forepeak, RSW machinery room, RSW-hold/trunk section with SB/PS corridors and central room for unloading (vacuum) system. Abaft hold section SB accommodation area, PS/CL control room, engine store/workshop and all aft PS/CL hydraulic room with steering gear. Accommodation on main deck is arranged with 5 single crew- and 3 engineers cabin, all with en-suite toilet/shower facilities, trim room and stairs and corridors. In order to create best possible design for low noise, the accommodation is located as far away from the propeller as possible. In addition a number of constructive steps will be made, in order to create a low noise level.

                      On shelter deck arrangements are: Store room in forepeak, generator room PS and aft/under forecastle store room. Abaft forecastle 2 purse winches and fish receiving deck, with centre deck house with water separator and hatches for the 12 RSW-tanks. Water separator in aluminium with fixed pipe chutes in stainless steel for loading the RSW-tanks.

                      Abaft midship, full width superstructure with corridor PS. Accommodation in superstructure is arranged with: 4 1 man crew cabins- and 1 hospital, all with en-suite toilet/shower facilities, oil skins room, changing room, coffee bar and stairways and corridors. SB of superstructure incorporates a large trawl workshop.

                      Abaft superstructure trawl deck with 2 net drums in waterfall arrangement in CL and SB net bin, recessed into shelter deck. At transom CL hydraulic stern gate and hydraulic operated guiding pins.

                      On forecastle deck, anchor winch and 1 separate mooring winch in dedicated house, together with mooring equipment. Abaft of this, roll reduction tanks and forecastle deck. SB forward purse gallow is mounted.

                             Forecastle deck is connected with boat deck 01 aft, by walkways SB and PS. On SB walkway, purse fish pump, fish hose- and hydraulic hose reels are mounted. Fish hose reel is mounted on a hydraulic operated slide. Aft purse gallow and nethauler are mounted on forward end of boat deck 01. Also on forecastle-/boat deck level main foredeck crane and SB fish pump cranes are mounted.

                      On boat deck 01 abaft midship, deck house in centre. Accommodation in deck house: Day room/lounge with separate cinema compartment, mess room, galley with provision room (and separate fridge-/freezer rooms) and stairways and corridors. PS fan room for ventilation for engine rooms and hydraulic pump room, as well as exhaust trunks.

                      Abaft deck house (on boat deck 01), 2 off trawl winches. All aft fish pump deck, with fish pump and hydraulic hose reel. Integrated in aft ship construction and boat deck 01 is also trawl gallow, which accommodates 2 main towing blocks as well as tail- and top line blocks. Net sounder winch is fitted on top of gallow.

                      On boat deck 02, deck house with ventilation room and accommodation. Accommodation contains: 4 officer cabins with en-suite toilet/shower facilities, instrument room and stairways and corridors. On PS of deckhouse MOB deck and –davit.

                                            Wheelhouse on top of deck house, with 360° view. Funnel with deck PS.

                      All as shown on general arrangement.


                      Design principles for main engine / auxiliary arrangement are as follows:

                      On reduction gearbox, 1 Power-Take-Off, mounted with a shaft alternator, producing 2500 kWe.

                      To supply additional electric power, the vessel is fitted with 3 auxiliary engines / gen-sets, producing 550 kWe each. In addition a separate harbour gen-set of 150 kWe is fitted.

                      During heaving/shooting operations at fishing, when the winch system is in use, the gearbox PTO will be clutched in, and electric power will be supplied from the shaft alternator. When there is demand for full power on the winch(es), there will normally not be same demand for power on the main engine. Following the main engine will be power source for both propulsion and hydraulic system.

                      During normal towing, the shaft alternator will/can be disengaged (from switchboard), and the electrical power will/can be supplied by either of the gen-sets.

                                                                 The 3 gen-sets will be able to connect into main switchboard, controlled by the vessels DEIF Power-Management-System. Further on bus-bar breaker is fitted in main switchboard, allowing aft thruster to be fed off shaft alternator and forward thrusters and vessels hotel load off the diesel generator sets.

                      Electrical power system is fitted for sliding frequency (60-50 Hz), by means of frequency converters for 400/440 V and rotating frequency converter for 230 V. This will allow main engine and propeller rpm to be reduced with 17%.

Further on, the vessel is fitted with a 2-speed gearbox, giving 2 fixed propeller speed steps, ie 125 and 90 rpm.

                                                                 Above designs and systems ensures an economical running profile of the vessel.

In order to create take-me-home power in case of main engine failure, the vessel is fitted with a clutch between main engine and gearbox. A separate pony motor will allow the shaft generator to start up as an electric motor, being fed off the auxiliary engines. Up to 1500 kW can be used for this diesel-electrical propulsion drive.



                   Length overall    .............................................78,75 m

              Length between PP ........................................70,20 m

              Breadth moulded ...........................................15,50 m

              Depth main deck  .............................................6,50 m

              Depth shelter deck   .........................................9,20 m

              Scantling draught .............................................8,00 m

              Frame spacing  ...............................................600 mm

              Tonnage     …………………………………2935 GT


              RSW-tanks  ……………………………….2508 cum

              Fuel Oil   ……………………………………599 cum

              Fresh Water  …………………………………75 cum

              Forepeak ……………………………………112 cum


                   Design:           Karstensens Skibsværft A/S

              Trial speeds / average;

                                      18,2 knots diesel-mechanical.

                                      16,6 knots diesel-mechanical / ME.

                                      12,0 knots @ 1500 kW diesel-electric.

              Hull:                - built by Nauta Shipyard, Gdansk. Poland.

              Class:             Det norske Veritas, +1A1 Fishing Vessel, hull: Ice-C.



Hydraulic winches:      - all supplied by Karmoy Winch, main system:

                                     2 x Trawl winches                                      90,0 t

                                     1 x Topline winch                                       71,0 t

                                     1 x Tail-end winch                                      57,0 t

                                     2 x Netdrums                                            110,0 t

                                     2 x Purse seine winches                              40,0 t

                                     1 x End-wire winch                                    20,7 t

                                     2 x Purse auxiliary winches                        16,0 t

                                     2 x Mooring winches                                  11,0 t

                                     2 x Anchor windlass                                   14,7 t

                                     1 x Netsounder winch

                                     2 x Hydraulic hose reel.

                                     2 x Fish hose reel.

                                     1 x Hydraulic operated skid for fish hose reel.


                                     Fish pumping equipment delivered by Sea Quest of Killybegs, Ireland:

                                     2 x Sea Quest fish pumps, 24”.


Purse handling:            1 x Nethauler, Tristar Giant                        40,0 t                

                                     1 x Net crane, 7,0 tonnes x 13 m.

                                     1 x Intermediate roller

                                     1 x Float stacker, Triplex

Deck cranes:                 - all supplied by Karmoy Winch:

                                                                  1 x Fore deck crane, 4 tonnes x 18,0 m.

                                                                  1 x Fish pump crane, forward, 4 tonnes x 13,0 m.

                                                                  1 x Fish pump / net crane aft, 5 tonnes x 10,0 m.

HP hydraulics:              Complete drives systems (2 off) winches and cranes, respectively fish pump and associated equipment:

                                      6 x 158 kW pump-units.

                                      3 x 110 kW pump-units.

                                      2 x 88 kW pump units.


Trawl blocks                 Brdr. Markussen, Blue Line

Anchors & chains         AC-14, supplied through Max Fodgaard.



Main engine:                Wartsila 9L32E2, 5220 kW @ 750 rpm.

Propeller plant:             Wartsila 4D1000, d4200 mm.

Reduction gearbox:      Wartsila SCV 112/2-PDC68, 2-speed.

Shaft alternator:           Marelli MJRM 630 LA6 B3, 2500 kW / 3125 kVA @ 1200 rpm.

Pony motor:                 Marelli, 220 kW.

Auxiliaries:                   3 x Caterpillar C18, 550 kWe @ 1800 rpm.

Harbour set:                 1 x Caterpillar C6,6, 150 kWe @ 1800 rpm.


Steering gear:               Rolls Royce Tenfjord SR 662 – 170 kNm.

Thrusters:                     2 x Brunvoll, 950 kW / 700 HP.


Starting Air compr.:     Sperre HL2/77.

Fuel oil separator:         Alfa Laval PA 615.

Lub oil separator:         Alfa Laval PA 615.

FO transfer pumps:      2 x Bombas Azcue.

Remote sounding:        Emerson / MCS.

Pumps:                         Main engine cooling:         Bombas Azcue.

                                     Deckwash-, fire- and

                                     bilge pumps:                       Bombas Azcue.

                                     Hydraulic cooling – and

                                     fish room cooling pumps:  Bombas Azcue.

Box coolers:                 GEA Bloksma (all engines and main components are FW cooled).

Bilge ejectors:              Ellehammer.

FW pressure sets:         2 x Bombas Azcue.

Hot water tank:            OSO, 200 l/ 2x15kW.

Sewage pumps:            2 x Bombas Azcue.

Sewage vacuum syst:   Jets.



RSW-system:                2 x Johnson Controls (York/Sabroe), each 1345 kW / 1.156.000 kCal/h.

                                      Circulation pumps              2 x 950 cum/h

                                      Condenser pumps              2 x 300 cum/h

                                      RSW circulation system with remote operated RSW-valves through Johnson Controls control system.

Actuators for valves:    Eltorque (Lyng).


Vacuum-system:          MMC:

                                     4 x 66 kW compressor units.

                                     2 x 4200 l tanks.



MOB-boat:                   Noreq RRB500.

MOB-boat davit:         Noreq NPDS 1300H.

Life rafts:                     2 x Viking, 20 pers.

Watermist system:        Wilhelmsen.

Fire detection:              Scana Servoteknikk.



Wheelhouse:                 Shipyard.

Accommodation:          Maritime Montering, Norway.

Furniture:                      Maritime Montering / Ekornes, Norway.

Wheelhouse chairs:       Nor-Sap 2000.

Ventilation plant:          LF Ventilation.

Windows:                     van Wingerden.

Window wipers:           Wynn.

Galley equipment:         Beha, Norway.

Paint supplier:               PPG Sigma – vessel completely sandblasted and hot-zinc sprayed.



Navigation lights:         Den Haan.

Search light:                  2 x SeeMatz (electric remote controlled).

Tank level controls:       Mobrey alarms.

Electrical contractor:     KS Elektro.

Power management:     Deif Delomatic 4 PMS system.

Main switchboard:        ScanTechnic, Denmark.

                                      Vessel is fitted with frequency converter for floating frequencies between 50 and 60 Hz.

Alarm panel:                 Marine Control Services (MCS).



Extensive array of electronic equipment (navigation, fish finding and communication): Main supplies by Woodsons, Aberdeen, Furuno-UK and Scanmar-UK. Installations by Scanel and Woodsons.

Main items:

LF sonar:                       Kaijo Denki KCS3221Z (M-115), 22 kHz.

MF sonar:                      Kaijo Denki KCS3885Z (M-118), 94 kHz.

HF sonar:                      Kaijo Denki KCH3180 (M-90), 164 kHz.

Echo sounder:               Simrad EK-80 WBT sounder, with 2 processer units and 2 split beam transducers..

3D sonar:                      SeapiX 150 kHz 3D sonar system.

Current indicator:         Kaijo Denki KDG-300.

Net monitor:                 Scanmar ScanScreen, 4 hydrophones.

Trawl sonar:                  Simrad FS-70.

Radar 1 (3 cm):             Furuno FAR3200, chart radar with Ecdis.

Radar 2 (10 cm):           Furuno FAR3220S.

Ecdis:                            Furuno FMD3200.

Plotter 1:                       MaxSea.

Plotter 2:                       Olex, 3D

Gyro compass:              Simrad GC80.

Autopilot:                     Simrad AP80-system.

V-sat communication:   eSEA 90H

Sat-TV system:             eSEA 100 TVRO

GMDSS:                       Sailor equipment for A3 navigation.

VHFs:                           Sailor.

Wheelhouse monitors;  Hatteland, 26”.


Autotrawl system:        Karm.

ME remote control:       Wartsila ProTouch.

Intercom:                      Vingtor Stentofon,

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Newbuilding 431 " KINGS CROSS" 78,75 m Pelegic Purser / Trawler was handed over to Owners Lunar Fishing Co Ltd and Wiseman Fishing Co Ltd, Peterhead Scotland on 21. October 2016 from Karstensens Shipyard.
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