Vessels

Sustainable fishing

Our vessels are equipped to capture fish species which school, or aggregate, close to the surface. The purse seine fishing method uses a vertical net that is shot off the stern of the vessel to surround a school of fish. Once surrounded, the bottom of the net is pulled and closed, with the fish in the net. This technique has low levels of bycatch and the net has no contact with the seabed. The mesh sizes are specifically designed to allow smaller fish to swim free, thereby leaving enough fish in the ocean to reproduce.

MFV “RUWEKUS”

Built Globe Engineer, Cape Town, 1971
Length overall 38,32 m
Length between perpendiculars 36,33 m
Beam 8,23 m
Depth moulded 3,66 m
Gross tonnage 315,52 GRT

MFV “DUINEKUS”

Built Globe Engineer, Cape Town, 1972
Length overall 36,58 m
Length between perpendiculars 34,44 m
Beam 8,23 m
Depth moulded 4,65 m
Gross tonnage 302,17 GRT

MFV “SECHABA”

Built Tallie Marine, St Helena Bay, 2014
Length overall 26,4m
Length between perpendiculars 23,9m
Beam 7,45 m
Depth moulded 4,0m
Gross tonnage 190 GRT

MFV “VIVA”

Built Tallie Marine, St Helena Bay, 2007
Length overall 21,3 m
Length between perpendiculars 19,4 m
Beam 7,2 m
Depth moulded 3,6 m
Gross tonnage 143,2 GRT