New fish trawlers for Mozambique
March 2015 – The fisheries export sector is an important pillar of the Mozambican economy. The industry supports more than 70,000 people in the country and the high quality of Mozambique's fish and seafood – especially its prawns – is internationally recognized. Most of Mozambican fish and seafood is sold in Europe, a market which absorbs more than 80% of all Mozambique fisheries exports.
The BBC Congo provided an interesting sight when she recently shipped six fish trawlers from Constanta, Romania to Maputo, Mozambique. The full deck of the BBC Congo was recently chartered to accommodate the six trawlers, each about 24m long, and 8m wide and about 150mt heavy.
The six boats were safely loaded and unloaded using the vessel’s own cranes in dual lift modes. The BBC Congo features three cranes, two with a lifting capacity of 250mt and one with a lifting capacity of 80mt. The vessel has a total carrying capacity of 17,000dwt. BBC Chartering currently operates seven vessels of this type.