F/T Ocean Peace

Ocean Peace - Project by Vigor Marine
  • Customer: Ocean Peace, Inc.

  • Industry: Fishing
  • Type: Repair & Refit
  • Year: 2012

The F/T Ocean Peace is one of the largest factory trawlers in the Amendment 80 Fleet. Her owners turned to Vigor to make her even better. This quick-turn project was completed in about 4 months, greatly increasing the vessel’s fish hold capacity and efficiency.

The dual 6’9” sponsons we added to F/T Ocean Peace were fabricated on-site in our Portland yard by Vigor Industrial sister company, Vigor Fab. We also added a bulbous bow fully equipped with a bow thruster to provide excellent mobility. Length, depth, and crew complement for the DNV classed vessel remained unchanged. As part of our project, we:

  • Removed and discarded forward bow sections, shelter deck bulwarks and the existing side shell where sponsons were added.
  • Removed and discarded all concrete and foam from the hold bottom as well as lead ingot ballast from the hold bottom and aft voids.
  • Reinstalled lead ballast in the forward end.
  • Installed new sponsons outboard of the existing hull that extend forward forming a new bulbous bow, aft to the transom, and from the existing lower chine up to and including the command deck bulwarks.
  • Rearranged piping and systems to suit new configuration.
  • Removed and disposed of the existing incinerator and installed a new one.
  • Installed an emergency generator and associated systems.

Ocean Peace, once again leading the way as one of the largest and most efficient factory trawlers in her field.

See a timelapse video of the whole project from start to finish HERE.

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Ocean Peace - Project by Vigor Marine
Ocean Peace - Project by Vigor Marine