First Russia-built crab-processing vessel floated out

Published on
August 5, 2022
The first crab processing vessel fully built in Russia, the Vaigach

Russia’s national crab fishing and shipbuilding industries have hit an important milestone as the country’s first crab-processing vessel was floated out.

The crab vessel Vaigach was launched at the Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia-based Krasnoe Sormovo shipyard in July 2022. The vessel is being built under the crab investment-quota program for the North Western Fishery Consortium, a Russian seafood conglomerate specializing in fishing a variety of species and the manufacturing of semi-finished and finished products …

Photo courtesy of United Shipbuilding Corporation

Contributing Editor reporting from Saint Petersburg, Russia

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