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Photographer:Peter Wyntin [View profile]Title:SnekkarAdded:Jun 29, 2007
Photo Category: Scrapyard Ships
FV "Snekkar" (IMO 8519203) on the slipway in the scrapyard in Ghent - Belgium
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Technical Data
Vessel type:Trawler
Gross tonnage:1,039 tons
Summer DWT:676 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1988
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Peter Wyntin on Jun 27, 2005 14:08 (12 years ago)
High John,

It is very difficult for us to buy Russian fishing vessels for scrap.
Almost all of them are stuffed with asbestos. Our cost for removal of this lethal asbestos is very high.
So owners sell their vessels to scrap yards in Litouania or Turkey because there they don't bother and let their workers remove the asbestos without any form of personal protection.

Best regards,

John McMeechan on Jun 26, 2005 20:28 (12 years ago)
Sad to see the Snekkar being scrapped. She spent many years fishing for saithe around Shetland and made a number of visits to both Lerwick and Sullom Voe. Thanks for posting these interesting shots! By the way do you know of any Russian fishing vessels scrapped there over recent years?

Lanaud on Jun 25, 2005 18:09 (12 years ago)
Thanks. Eager to see them.
Peter Wyntin on Jun 25, 2005 06:56 (12 years ago)
Some years we have been scrapping upto 100 inland vessels.
The latest years we've been mor into the seagoing vessels. On average about 40 ships (trawlers, dredgers, coasters, tugs etc...) meet their end every year.
I'll keep on sending pictures from other vessels we scrapped or are scrapping.
Lanaud on Jun 24, 2005 14:45 (12 years ago)
Thank you very much for that information. The yard does look clean for the task that it is meant to do.

How many pas though your yard in a year?
Peter Wyntin on Jun 24, 2005 14:22 (12 years ago)
High Lanaud,

As you can see on the picture, our yard does fully comply with Belgian and European laws and Basel convention. As a matter of fact we have been named the first green shipbreaking yard in Europe. (and maybe the world?)

It takes us about 4 weeks to remove the complete upper structure, engines, gearbox etc...

The final cutting of the hull is done with a mobile scrap shear and for a vessel like the "Snekkar" it takes us about one week.
It takes longer to built a new one...

Lanaud on Jun 23, 2005 16:57 (12 years ago)
Always sad to see this kind of photo.... The positive side is that dismatling them puts bread on the table of those employed in this line of work. The wheel must turn.....

Am hoping conditions are better than in Alang and likes...

How long can it take to dismantle this size vessel?

Thanks for posting.
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