Newbuilding #434 VOYAGER delivered 1st October 2017

# 434 Voyager is the 2nd pelagic trawler/purser delivered from KS the owners of VOYAGER Fishing Company, the two brothers Arnold and Robert McCullough sons of the well know Bobby McCullough.

The last vessel was a 75,4 m trawler/purser delivered in September 2010. This vessel was sold tho the norwegian company Strand Sea Service in Aalesund in 2015 and renamed "Fiskeskjer".

The company have operated the big size pelagic vessels since the purchase of the 70m LIBAS- called VOYAGER K from Norway in 1991 and the building of the 70 m VOYAGER in Flekkefjord in 1997. The first pelagic vessel in the company was the Dutch built SPEC MAGNE in 1975. She was paitrawling with Sammy McCulloughs sister ship STEPHEN and Donal McLinden QUO VADIS.

The Owners have been regular customers in KS the past 30 years. The company has its own net store in Skagen

The new vessel is designed by SALT Ship Design from Leirvik in Norway in close corporation with the Owners and the Shipyard.

It is the first fishing vessel designed by SALT and will soon be followed by the new GITTE HENNING, which at the moment and being fitted out in Norway.


The hull is built in steel with two continuous decks: 2nd deck and 1st deck, and with long forecastledeck/ boat deck B, wheelhouse deck(deck C) and top of wheelhouse with house for the harbor/emergency engine as a new feature. All built in steel. Masts are built in aluminium.

The vessel is built in steel Grade NV 36 instead of ordinary Grade A steel.

This has reduced the light ship weight for the vessel. This ​combined with the big breadth (17,8 m) and depth to the 1 deck (10,3 m) has resulted in a big freeboard when the vessel is fully loaded, which can be seen on photos taken when the vessel arrived in Skagen and Killybegs with full RSW tanks.

At the same time the vessel is a safe working platform for the crew.

At the moment VOYAGER is the biggest RSW tank boat in operation in the North Sea and round The British Islands.

The vessel is also the first fishing vessel built at KS with a ballast water treatment plant ​and 3 RSW plants, full casing over the engine.

​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 aft peak. Watertight compartments for box coolers SB + PS (first time in a pelagic vessel. Own room for auxiliary engines SB + PS. All fuel and settling tanks are in the fwd end of the engine room with cofferdam to RSW tanks. Own separator room in SB.

​On deck 2 (main deck) the hull is arranged with: Forepeak, Switchboard room, ,RSW machinery room, RSW-hold/trunk section with SB/PS corridors and central room for unloading (vacuum) system. Abaft hold section SB control room, switchboard room, casing with exhaust over the engine, store/workshop, PS/CL hydraulic room, 2stores room SB + PS and steering gear room in CL..​One toilet, 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, and there are not any cabins on the main deck. In addition a number of constructive steps has been be made, in order to create a low noise level.

One 24 " pipe is fitted in SB side below 1. deck in a trunk. To be used for pumping fish from aft to the separator.

​Deck 1 (shelterdeck):Below forecastle stores room,hydraulic pumproom in PS with one syatem for fwd hydraulic winches and cranes and one pump system for fwd fish pump system. Stores room SB with high pressure/Heat washers Abaft forecastle 2 purse winches and fish receiving deck, with centre deck house with scale room, RSW/vacuum control room ​with water separator on top and hatches for the 13 RSW-tanks. Water separator in from C- Flow with fixed pipe chutes in stainless steel for loading the RSW-tanks.

​Abaft midship, full width superstructure . Accommodation in superstructure is arranged with: 6 1 man crew cabins- and 1 hospital, all with en-suite toilet/shower facilities, laundry, oil skins room, changing room, coffee bar and stairways and corridors. ​Trawl workshop and deckstore.

​Abaft superstructure trawl deck with 2 net drums in waterfall arrangement in CL and 1 netdrum in PS and SB net bin, recessed into shelter deck. At transom two trawl openings with rollers and hydraulic operated guiding pins.

In PS aft fish hose reels and fish pump are mounted with connection to SB fish pipe mentioned above. Tailend winch in front of the arrangement.

​On forecastle deck, 2 separate anchor winches / separate mooring winch in dedicated house, together with mooring equipment. Abaft of this, 2 roll reduction tanks on forecastle deck. SB forward purse gallow is mounted. Mooring winch in CL.

​Forecastle deck is connected with boat deck aft, by wide center deck with double separator. On SB side 2 fish pumps, 2 fish hose- and hydraulic hose reels are mounted. Aft purse gallow and nethauler are mounted on forward end of boat deck. Also on forecastle-/boat deck level main foredeck crane and SB fish pump cranes are mounted.

​On boat deck(A deck) abaft midship, deck house in centre. Accommodation in deck house: Day room/lounge, mess room, galley with provision room (and separate fridge-/freezer rooms)

One owners cabin and stairways and corridors. SB fan room for ventilation for engine room.

​Abaft deck house (on boat deck ), 2 off trawl winches and topline winch.

​Integrated in aft ship construction and boat deck A is also trawl gallow, which accommodates 2 main towing blocks as well as tail- and top line blocks.

Float stacker and sink stacker are fitted to swerve the netbin

​2 Net sounder winches are fitted on top of gallow.

​On B deck, deck house with PS ventilation room, casing and accommodation. Accommodation contains: 5 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 3500 kWe.

​To supply additional electric power, the vessel is fitted with 2 auxiliary engines / gen-sets, producing 940 kWe each. In addition a separate harbour/emergecy gen-set of 238 kWe is fitted on top of the wheelhouse.

​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.

​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.

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 frequency converter allows the generator to start up as an electric motor, being fed off the auxiliary engines. Up to 2000 kW can be used for this diesel-electrical propulsion drive (PTH) – “Take Me Home”


​Length overall​.............................................86,40 m

​Length between PP........................................77,00 m

​Breadth moulded...........................................17,80 m

​Depth main deck/deck 2...................................7,30 m

​Depth shelter deck/deck 1 ..............................10,30 m

​Scantling draught.............................................8,20 m

​Frame spacing​...............................................700 mm

​Tonnage​…………………………………4290 GT

​RSW-tanks​……………………………….3177 cum

​Fuel Oil​……………………………………566 cum

​Fresh Water​…………………………………94 cum

​Forepeak Lower/upper………………144cum/77 cum

​Design:​SALT Ship Design A/S


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

​Class:​DNV- GL, +1A1 Fishing Vessel, hull: Ice-C.


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

​2 x Trawl winches​​91,0 t

​1 x Topline winch​​71,0 t

​2 x Tail-end winch​​35,0 t

​3 x Netdrums​​84,0 t

​2 x Purse seine winches​32,0 t

​1 x End-wire winch​8,2 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 midline winch​43,0 t

​5 x Aux winches​​3,5 t

​2 x Netsounder winch

​2 x Hydraulic hose reel.

​2 x Fish hose reel.

​2 x Fish pump 20 inch

​1 x Hydraulic operated skid for fish hose reel

​1 x Capstan

​1 x ring needle.

​Fish pump no. 3delivered by Sea Quest of Killybegs, Ireland:

​1 x Sea Quest fish pumps, 24”

​1 x sea Quest Hose reel

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

​1 x Net crane, 5,5 tonnes x 12 m.

​1 x networking 5 t/10 m

​1 x Intermediate roller Karm

​1 x Float stacker, Triplex Mac Gregor

​1 x Sink line stacker, TRIPLEX​Mac G

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.

​1 x Fish pums arm aft

HP hydraulics:​Complete drives systems (4 off): 2 systems aft for winches and cranes ​respectively fish pump and associated equipment- and 2 systems fwd for fish pumps and cranes/winches

​6 x 158 kW pump-units.

​3 x 110 kW pump-units.

​4 x 88 kW pump units.

​4 x 55 kW pump units

Trawl blocks​Brdr. Markussen, Blue Line

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


Main engine:​MAN 12V32/44CR-TI 7.200 kW@750 rpm/ 2nd stage 5.040 kW

Propeller plant:​MAN, d 4400 mm.

Reduction gearbox:​RENK RSV 1000 2-speed.

Shaft alternator:​Cummins DSU 3500 kW / 4375 kVA @ 1200 rpm.

Auxiliaries:​2 x Caterpillar C32 ACERT MGS , 940kWe @ 1800 rpm.

Harbour/Emrg set:​1 x Caterpillar C9, 238 kWe @ 1800 rpm.

Steering gear:​Rolls Royce Tenfjord SR 723 FCP– 370 kNm.

Rudder​Rolls Royce CB 2800 x 4600

Thrusters:​2 x Brunvoll type FU-74-LTC - 2000, 1.400kW

Starting Air compr.:​Sperre HL2/77.

Fuel oil separator:​Alfa Laval PA 625.

Lub oil separator:​Alfa Laval PA 625.

FO transfer pumps:​2 x Bombas Azcue.

Remote sounding:​Rolls Royce- Ulstein

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:​2 x OSO, 300 l/ 3x5kW.

Sewage pumps:​2 x Bombas Azcue.

Sewage vacuum syst:​Jets.

Sewage Treatment plant DVZ

Oily water separator ​DVZ


RSW-system:​3 x Frio Nordica , each 1100kW /.

​Circulation pumps​3 x 800 cum/h

​Condenser pumps​2 x 270 cum/h

​C- FLOW circulation system with remote operated RSW-valves through CFLOW control system.

Actuators for valves:​Eltorque (Lyng).


​4 x 66 kW compressor units.

​2 x 4200 l tanks.



MOB-boat:​Noreq RRB500.

MOB-boat davit:​Vestdavit.

Life rafts:​2 x Viking, 20 pers.

Watermist system:​Wilhelmsen.

Fire detection:​Scana Servoteknikk.



Accommodation:​Maritime Montering, Norway.

Furniture:​Maritime Montering / Ekornes, Norway.

Wheelhouse chairs:​Nor-Sap 2000.

Ventilation plant:​LF Ventilation.

Windows:​C.C. Jensen.

Window wipers:​Wynn.

Galley equipment:​Beha, Norway.

Paint supplier:​HEMPEL – vessel completely sandblasted and hot-zinc sprayed.


Search light:​2 x SeeMatz (electric remote controlled) anl Color Light with FLIR

Navigation lights

Tank level controls:​Mobrey alarms.

Electrical contractor:​SCANEL / Frederikshavn

Power management:​Deif Delomatic

Main switchboard:​Elcon, 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 Barry Electronics and SIRM UK: See attached list also

Main items:

LF sonar:​Furuno FSV 25

MF sonar:​Furuno FSV-85

​Simrad SU 93

HF sonar:​S/H Furuno CSH 72

Echo sounder:​Simrad ES 80

​Furuno FCV 1900

​Furuno FSS 1BB MK 2 Fish ID

Wheelhouse monitors;​Hatteland, 26”.

Autotrawl system:​Karm.

ME remote control:​MAN ProTouch.

Intercom:​ Vingtor Stentofo

See more photos of vessel here:


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