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Russian Fleet fishing in dry workwear

The Russian fishing industry has access to twelve seas in three oceans. With their sometimes intense weather conditions, the demand for professional drying room equipment onboard the vessels in this region is only becoming greater. Pronomar is actively engaged in various newbuilding projects for the Russian fishery.

One of the first Russian fishery projects that Pronomar was involved in was the ice-class freezer trawler “Barencevo More”, where they worked together with accommodation specialist Maritime Interior Russia. This trawler, built at the Vyborg Shipyard, is the first in a series of four vessels. Pronomar also signed a contract to equip a range of vessels for the Russian Fishery Company LLC (RRPK), as well as the new MT1112XL longliners, which are built at the Severnaya Verf. For the coming years, many more projects in the Russian fishery industry are in the pipeline of the Dutch company.

Working on board of these fishery vessels and crab catchers can be quite unpleasant at times, given the fact that rain, wind and (heavy) storms can occur unexpectedly. The fishing crew is therefore involved with work wear that is not only soaked, but also cold and often not dried in time for their next shift. For this reason, Pronomar’s drying systems for work wear are extremely beneficial to ensure dry and comfortable working practices for the crew members onboard. With this drying solution, a range of wet weather clothing (e.g. hooded rain coats, flotation suits, oilskins, gloves and boots) is dried thoroughly within a short amount of time. As a result, the costly fishing gear requires a less frequent replacement, the crew will be more motivated and their susceptibility to sickness will be decreased when always working in dry outfits. That said, significant financial and social objectives will be achieved.