Dakota Creek Industries
Dakota Creek Industries' F/V Blue North Wins Best Ship Award
NOVEMBER 9, 2016—Marine Log has announced the winners of its annual Best Ships Awards. The award winners are annually profiled in Marine Log’s December issue, and are selected based on their innovative features and design and incorporation of breakthrough technologies. The dozen vessels selected for this year are no exception, showcasing everything from hybrid technologies to alternative fuels to outrageous water slides.
This year’s winners included Blue North, freezer longliner, built by Dakota Creek Industries. The F/V Blue North is an innovative long-liner fishing boat featuring green technology that will sharply cut discards and fuel use.
About F/V Blue North - Alaskan Cod Fishery Vessel
This longliner is specifically developed for the Alaskan cod fishery and is designed by Skipsteknisk AS in Norway. This new ST 155L design has a moon pool in the center line for one fish to be caught at a time through the internal haul station, which is a first in the United States. The vessel will efficiently utilize proteins onboard- the fish wastage that is commonly ground up and discharged overboard. The internal haul station allows for the release of non-target species, as well as the crew to accomplish their work inside the boat without being exposed to rough seas or freezing temperatures and with no more risk of falling overboard during hauling.
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