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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Ajax PZ36 makes her first landing in Newlyn.

First landing for the new boat!


Tied up against the fish market in Newlyn for the first time with a trip of fish on board...


it's all smiles from Tom as the new net transporter...


fleets the net down in one of the stern net pounds a job that normally takes two of the crew to carry out...


waiting to land...


the fishroom on the new boat is huge compared to the old Ajax...


and the better refrigeration means the fish is held at less than +2˚C...


and makes life easier for the fishroom man...


in the mists of time...


the first boxes come ashore...


with half the trip going by road to be landed on the market at @bazilyo market...


view from the quay over the shelterdeck...


as more boxes come ashore...


co-owner James Pascoe gets to help out landing the boat's maiden trip...


from the depths of the fishroom...


even the ships Dr, Russell from Penwith Marine Services gets to lend a steadying hand...


so that skipper Alan gets the fish safely ashore for Wednesday's market.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

She's on her way!



Having undergone some quick sea trials and gear checks, the new Ajax PZ35 left Newlyn this evening and headed west to the fishing grounds for her maiden fishing trip.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Ajax set to sail today on her maiden voyage from Newlyn as a gill netter!


The new Ajax PZ36 is about to make her maiden voyage from Newlyn. She has left her berth in Penzance wet dock and made her way across the Bay to Newlyn to take ice, fuel and grub... 


She will undertake gear and boat trials today out in Mount's Bay...


so that the crew get a chance to test the new working arrangements for hauling and shooting the nets... 


before they get to the fishing grounds proper...


and check out that the new Spencer Carter N10 hauler which has just been fitted...


and the fish handling system designed to keep the Ajax's famous hake in tip-top condition...


the boat features all the latest safety equipment atop the shelterdeck...


and the wheelhouse is equipped with a much improved navigation and fish-finding electronics than the old Ajax...



even the net hauler when moved in-board is then fully covered by a hydraulically operated shelterdeck hatch.