The new "Antares" named in Flekkefjord, Norway

The naming ceremony for the pelagic trawler “M/S Antares” took place at Simek AS in Flekkefjord, Norway December 1st. 2016. This is the yard's newbuilding number 132 and will be handed over to Antares Fishing Company LTD later this week. “M/S Antares”'s godmother is Mrs. Irene Irvine, married to Laurence Irvine, one of the Skippers and Owners of the vessel.

The vessel is a ST-125 design and not the first one Skipsteknisk have designed for the Shetland Owners, but the largest so far. The over all length is 75,4 m and breadth moulded is 15 m. Accommodation capacity for 16 persons plus hospital.

The vessel is expected to arrive Lerwick Friday morning, December 9th. The crew will just pick up fishing gear and then go for fish trial. The plan is to land their first mackerel in due time before Christmas. All the best to the vessel and it’s crew.

For more information, please contact:

Mr. Lidvard Liaset

Area Sales Manager

E-mail :

Phone : +47 905 91930