Ramoen has started on trip 5.
Last week Ramoen started trip 5. This trip will last until 17th June, the vessel will then change fishing gear and begin on shrimp fishing.
Our plan is to fish shrimp until week 34.
The four trips up to now, has been:
Trip 1: Mainly cod and haddock
Trip 2: Mainly saithe
Trip 3: Mainly cod and saithe
Trip 4: Mainly redfish (mentella) plus some cod, haddock and saithe
The fishing plan after shrimp fishing is not finalized, but the vessel will continue on the remaining quotas of cod, haddock , saithe and Greenland halibut. There will also be a stop for maintenance, probably in October.
"Ramoen" landed the last catch this year 20th and 21st December. It has been an interesting year both for the crew and the owners, most of it is positive.
The vessel has proved to have good seakeeping conditions and very "eco-friendly" (low fuel comsumption per kilogram fished) the vessel utilises 100% of the fish, first and foremost as fillets, the rest is produced as fish meal and fish oil.
However, with a new vessel it takes time to do the necessary adjustments, and we still do not have the production capacity on the fillet factory which we aimed at. Further adjustments will be done before the vessel start trip 1/18. Because of this we have not had much time to produce boneless fillets.This will have high priority next year.
For the crew it has been a steep learning curve, this even though most of them has been on the former "Ramoen", but very much is different on the new vessel. The crew has done a very good job, and they now deserve a Christmas and New Years holiday.
We will in January next year inform about the 2018 quotas and our preliminary fishing plan.
Nils-Ove Giskegjerde is our new Operation Manager.
Sindre Skjong who has been our operation manager since November 2014 has gone back to his former employer, Aker Biomarine. Nils-Ove started his seagoing career on trawlers where he sailed as fisherman. Educated at Norwegian Maritime Fishery College in 1987. Nils-Ove started thereafter as engineer at Bergesen d.y.'s gas tankers, and after sailed as Chief engineer on Farstad Shipping's offshore vessels until he came ashore as Ship Manager in 2002 for same company. He has since worked as Ship Manager until he started his new career as Operation Manager in Ramoen AS from November 2017.