M.F.V. "Dawn Ross"

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Dawn Ross features two full-length working decks. Two split net drums are located forward on the shelterdeck, hauling the hopper trawls along twin-trawl tracks under the raised wheelhouse amidships. The two outer trawl winches are also arranged at this level, with the winch for the middle wire lying forward on the maindeck. Two plain net drums are positioned on the main deck, aft of the separate fish handling area forward.

Length overall 27.75m.
Length BP 23.95m
Beam 8.50m
Depth moulded 4.50m
Draft 4.50m
Tonnage 346 tonnes gross.
Fuel 57,000 litres.
Fresh water 19,000 litres.
Fish Room 240cu.m.

Main engine: Caterpillar 3512B of 708Kw @ 1800rpm driving through a Heimdal HG570LSF 7.05:1 reduction gearbox to a 2300mm diameter four bladed CP propeller housed in a fixed Kort nozzle. Maximum speed 12 knots, cruising 11 knots.
Auxilary engines: Caterpillar 3304 and Caterpillar 3306 driving 2 x 380V/150kVa Stamford Generators.
Steering: Fluid Mechanica.
Bow Thruster: 89Kw

Supplier: Rapp Ecosse.
3 x split trawl winches TWS 3020 16.5t Rapp Pentagon autotrawl system,
2 x split net drums ND 2000, 2 x plain net drums, anchor/Gilson winch VDU 2500 6t, Capstan HC80 3 T, Atlas AK 3008 deck crane and 24in powerblock head, Atlas landing crane AK 140.


Fish handling system. Stainless steel hopper and conveyors by Armon.
Vessel fully outfitted with plate freezers and blast freezers in 2007.
Fish rooms fully insulated and room no 1 fully chilled, room no2 storage of blast freezer produce. Also Tucal ice machine 2 ton per day.

Supplier: Barry Electronics Ltd, Killybegs.

Furuno FR-2115 APRA and Furuno FR-7062 radar S, 2 x Furuno GP-80 DGPS receivers, Sodena Turbo 2000 plotter, Robertson AP-45 autopilot, Tobertson RGC-50 gyro-compass.

Furuno FCV-1500 dual frequency 28/50kHz and Furuno FCV-291 echosounders, Simrad ES 60 split beam deepwater echosounder, Furuno CH-37 sonar 162kHz, Furuno TI-2 temperature indicator, Scanmar Trawl monitoring system.

Sailor RE-2100 receiver, Sailor T-2138 transmitter, Sailor RM-2150 MF/HF DSC, Sailor RT-2048 VHF, Sailor CRY-2002 scrambler, Sailor RT-4822 VHF, ICOM GM-1500 GMDSS portable VHF, ICOM R-75 MF/HG scanning receiver, Stento ETB-10 intercom system, Furuno Fax 207 weather fax receiver, NASA Pro-F paperless receiver.

4 x 2 berth and 2 x 1 berth cabins.


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