An account is given of an investigation undertaken by the fishing organisation VEB Fischfang Rostock, using four large trawlers of the same design and fishIng under similar conditions, in order to assess and compare the methods of operation of the ships' machinery installations and to determine fuel consumptions and other data. The objective was to provide the crews of such vessels with guidelines for the optimum operation of the ship's machinery. Each ship, of 4640 cum displacement, has an 8ZD 72/48 main engine <2850kW at 214 rpm> driving a c.p. propeller, a 1200-kVA shaft generator, two 530kW and two 600kW auxiliary engines, and an auxiliary boiler. The Investigation methods are described and the results are presented and discussed <they include brief information on the effects of hull fouling on both free-running & trawling speeds>. Several conclusions relating to fuel economy are drawn, & some recommendations are made.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Seewirtschaft, 15 <1983>, p.129 <No.3, Mar.> (2 pp.,2 graphs)
  • Authors:
    • Deler, C
  • Publication Date: 1983


  • German

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00684736
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM