Staff and Equipment:
The Vessels count with a cooling system for the best preservation of your cargo, with RSW (rain salt water) cooling system which leads to a better final product quality and the company´s objective: fishmeal,
oil and fishing for human consumption, to satisfy the local and international market.
Each shipment is equipped with a diesel powered high capacity mainengine, to operate the propulsion system and drive the main hydraulicpumps, two generators (main and auxiliary) to supply power to theonboard electrical systems (lighting, electric engines for pumps andcompressors), battery banks (auxiliary lighting, electronic equipment,engine start).
The gear consists of networks of 420 fathoms (1 ftm = 1.80 m) long and 55 ftn high with mesh eye 1 1/8 ". It has a dinghy to perform maneuvers net launching manouvers and positioning of the boat at the time of lifting, located in the stern ramp.
The lifting of the fishing gear is carried by a Net Winch on the starboard side and in the middle section of the boat, supported by a jack up (or Power Block, in the main boom) or a net stacker towards the stern of the vessel, and the main winch for closing the bottom of the grid, forming a bag, which can employ wire or rope.
For navigation and fish detection, high efficiency electronic equipment is used, such as radar, sonar, video probe, HF and VHF radios, satellite tracker, geographical positioning system (GPS), satellite telephone.
The staff for these tasks is composed of approximately 20 people in each boat, for different areas: Offshore Captain or Skipper of height (in charge of the vessel to the maritime authorities), Captain Fisherman (which seeks the shoal and performs capture maneuver), three people in Engine Room, the Head of Housing and wincher, with his assistants, Cook, and staff to the stacking of the net in the stern area.
Each shipment is equipped with a diesel powered high capacity main engine, to operate the propulsion system and drive the main hydraulic pumps, two generators (main and auxiliary) to supply power to the onboard electrical systems (lighting, electric engines for pumps and compressors), battery banks (auxiliary lighting, electronic equipment, engine start).
The gear consists of networks of 420 fathoms (1 ftm = 1.80 m) long and 55 ftn high with mesh eye 1 1/8 ".
It has a dinghy to perform maneuvers net launching manouvers and positioning of the boat at the time of lifting, located in the stern ramp.
Fishing operations are spread over the period called "OSCURAS" which begins two days after the full moon, to about 4 days before the next full moon. Providing of 23-24 fishing days, with daily departures mode, in order to capture small pelagic species (Picudillo, Morenillo, Bottle, Chuhueco, mackerel, anchovy, among the most important and allowed).
Depending on the site in which it will develop the search for schools, the Fisherman indicates the departure time of the boat, heading to the workspace where tasks are performed under cover of darkness of night. Once detected the shoal, follow-up is done through the ring, waiting for the moment that group the most fish, for the launch of the fishing net. Signal is output beginning of the maneuver, and the panga is thrown into the water, this pulls one end of the fishing net in the direction opposite to the navigation of the ship, which makes a circle, trying to catch the shoal, throwing the totality of thefishing net on its way which descends vertically.
To complete the circle, the panga again gives edge of the fishing net. Then begins to work on the main winch, collecting ropes, or wire, which passes through guides (loops) in the bottom of the net, closing and preventing the fish from escaping from the bottom.
The network is then collected via the Net Winch, and again located in the stern area, until the water is only the header (reinforced portion at the end of the network) in which concentrates the caught fish. This is then put in the cargo hold using a hydraulic pumping system is immersed in water.
The task ends, go up the panga to the stern ramp, and start again finding another shoal. This is repeated several times during the night, while the environment and hold capacity permit.
It should be noted that the fishing operations are performed completely dark. The boat lights are lit only when the bag has been closed.
When the day arrives, the boat heads back to the discharge port (Chanduy), where discharge is by means of suction and pumping systems located in the Chatas (Junsa, with two discharge lines with centrifugal system and Junsa II with a line of vacuum system), anchored off the plant facilities, 800 meters away.
In the time period between discharge and time of your new output tasks, maintenance work are performed of various ship systems: mechanical, hydraulic, electrical, electronic, plumbing, carpentry, etc.., and the provision of labor materials, food, water and fuel.
Capture zones are located off Ecuadorian Coast, from eight miles beyond the shore on the mainland, the most important in the South, from the level of the Santa Clara Island westward, in the Sprig of Santa Elena sector, the low Cope (vs. Manglaralto), off the island of La Plata, and to the outskirts of Manta, at distances between 20 to 40 miles offshore.
The B / P "Violetita III", 500 tons of cargo capacity, double-deck, fully refrigerated, with equipment and accommodations for greater autonomy for navigation, perform the exploration and exploitation of the area to the west of the Ecuadorian coast , being able to perform tasks at distances beyond 100 miles of the mainland coast, for this same type of catch.
In addition to these, the company also has the tuna "Jose Armando" fishing in international waters, and performs appropriate ports downloads in Posorja and Manta.
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