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Björg EA 7 has arrived home


Björg EA 7 latest ship in Samherji's fleet arrived in Akureyri Tuesday October 31st. The ship which was built by the Cemre shipyard in Turkey, is 2,080 gross tons, 62.49 meters long and 13.54 meters wide. Björg EA is the third ship that Samherji receives this year, but the sister ships Kaldbakur EA 1 and Björgúlfur EA 312 arrived earlier in the year. The ships were designed by the engineering company Skipatækni and Bárður Hafsteinsson in cooperation with the owners. In the next weeks processing and cooling equipment will be installed on board the ship and it is expected to commence fishing in the beginning of year 2018. Guðmundur Freyr Gudmundsson is the captain of Björg EA.

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The ship name Baldvin exits the Samherji fleet

This week, there comes a parting of the ways for us and the vessel Baldvin NC, previously called Baldvin Þorsteinsson EA, when it is handed over to its new owners. This occasion marks the end of its 25 years of success with the Baldvin name.  

Photo: Thorgeir Baldursson

The freezer trawler Baldvin Þorsteinsson EA came to Iceland 25 years ago on  November 20th 1992, and was Samherji’s first new built vessel. It was built in Flekkefjord in Norway, a 1,500 tonne ship and 66 metres long. The first captain to take command was Þorsteinn Vilhelmsson and other captains during the 10 years that the ship was part of the Samherji fleet were Arngrímur Brynjólfsson, Guðmundur Jónsson and Hákon Þröstur Guðmundsson.

Baldvin Þorsteinsson EA was a very successful vessel and its crew broke various catch records. In 1999, for example, Baldvin EA was the first Icelandic ship to push the catch value up to one thousand million ISK.

In 2001 the vessel was sold to Deutsche Fischfang Union (DFFU), Samherji’s subsidiary in Germany and was handed over in May 2002. The ship was named Baldvin NC and has been operated by DFFU for over 15 years. The captains of Baldvin NC in recent years were Sigurður Kristjánsson and Sigurður Hörður Kristjánsson.

The last tasks Baldvin NC undertook for DFFU were two successful trips fishing Greenland halibut off the shores of East Greenland.

The ship has now been sold to Poland and will be renamed Polonus.

Good fortune has been attached to the name. 

“The departure of Baldvin NC is a milestone in......

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Kristina EA sold to Russia

Kristina_EAThe multi-fishing vessel Kristina EA has been sold to Russia and will be delivered to new owners next week. Thereby ends the more than ten years´ history of this vessel in Samherji ownership.

Kristina EA is a vessel of approx. 7,000 tns and 105 mtrs in length, built in Spain in 1994. She became the largest ship in the Icelandic fishing fleet on arrival in Iceland in May 2005 under the name of Engey RE-1. Samherji purchased the vessel in March 2007 from HB-Grandi hf. and gave it the name Kristina EA.

Since that time Kristina EA has had a ten year successful operation. She began her last fishing trip Saturday September 16th and landed 2,180 tonnes of frozen mackerel in Hafnarfjörður last Tuesday after 6 days of fishing. The crew used the sailing time to Hafnarfjörður to finish freezing the catch, whose estimated value is approximately ISK 300 million, making this last fishing trip the best one in Kristina‘s history in Samherji ownership.

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Operations in Iceland

Samherji Ltd. is one of the largest companies in the Icelandic fish industry. The company is engaged in operating freezer trawlers, purse seiners as well as land based factories ...

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Operating in a system of resource management where the aim is sustainable fishing, Samherji, founded in 1983, is a leading seafood company in Iceland. Outside Iceland, Samherji has or takes part in operations in Germany, Poland, U.K., the Faroe Islands, Africa, Canada, France and Spain.

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Samherji hf.
Glerárgötu 30
600 Akureyri, Iceland

Phone +354 560 9000
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