Fleet - Iceland

Fishing operations
We at Samherji practice responsible fisheries and we consider it a collaborative effort throughout the company from both management and employees. Samherji’s aim is to work in harmony with the environment, promote to sustainable utilization of the fish stocks and to treat the resource with respect. It is necessary to meet today‘s requirements with these values as a guidance Therefore, Samherji’s aim is to leave the marine ecosystem in equal or better condition for future generations.

All the vessels operated in the Samherji group fish under the rules of the local authorities i.e.Common Fishery Policy (CFP), with the aim of sustainable and responsible utilisation of the marine resources, in addition to adhering to strict standards for product quality and product handling.

The composition of the fishing fleet changes to some extent from one year to another as there is strong emphasis on technical development and economy of the operation as well as making a good and safe working environment for the employees. 

Björg EA 7

Type: Trawler

Built: 2017

Home port: Akureyri

Fishing gear: Trawl

Length: 58,47 m  Width: 13,54 m

Gross tn: 2.080,78  Net tn: 624,23

Builder: Cemre Shipyard, Turkey

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Björgúlfur EA 312

Type: Trawler

Built: 2017

Home port: Dalvík

Fishing gear: Trawl

Length: 58,47 m  Width: 13,54 m  LOA:62,49

Gross tn: 2.080,78 Net tn: 624,23 

Builder: Cemre Shipyard, Turkey

 

 

Bjorgulfur_EA_312

 

Björgvin EA 311

Type: Trawler

Built: 1988

Home port: Dalvík

Fishing gear: Trawl

Length: 50,53m m  Width: 12 m

 

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Harðbakur EA 3

Type: Fresh fish Trawler

Built: 2018

Home port: Akureyri

Fishing gear: Trawl

Length: 28,95 m  Width: 12 m

Gross tn: 611,00 Net tn: 183,00

 

 

Hardbakur_EA_3

Kaldbakur EA 1

Type: Trawler

Built: 2017

Home port: Akureyri

Fishing gear: Trawl

Length: 58,4 m  Width: 13,5 m

Gross tn: 2.080,78 Net tn: 624,23

Builder: Cemre Shipyard, Turkey

 

 

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Oddeyrin EA-210

Ship reg.no.: 2978

Type: Longliner with tanks to carry live fish

Built: 2003

Home port : Akureyri

Length: 50,05 m Width: 10,50 m

Gross tn: 942 Net tn: 282

Builder: Karstensen Skipsværft A/S in Denmark

Samherji Ísland ehf. is the owner of Oddeyrin EA

The ship (ex. Western Chieftain) was lengthened and major changes were made before heading out to sea in October 2021. Photo by Thorgeir Baldursson

 

 

 

Vilhelm Þorsteinsson EA 11

Type: Purse seiner/Trawler

Built: 2021

Home harbour: Akureyri

LOA: 89,07 m Width: 16,6 m

Gross tn: 4.139 Net tn: 1.241

Builder: Karstensen Shipyard AS, Skagen DK

Link to a video on YouTube of Vilhelm Thorsteinssoni EA 11 sailing past Dalvik on his way to Akureyri 2.apríl 2021. 

 

Link to the program Hataekni i sjavarutvegi - Vilhelm Thorsteinsson EA 11 which covers in detail the ship, the technology onboard and the crew's facilities.