80 meters long and 18 meters wide vessel is being built and arranged for single and twin trawl operations to catch Greenland halibut and shrimps. The vessel will be outfitted with advance factory on board to process the catch, freeze onboard and frozen catch is arranged to be stored in the freezer holds after processing and freezing. Thanks to her capacity of 1,320 tons of frozen-at-sea Greenland Halibut or 930 tons of shrimp, the vessel is expected to be the largest Canadian-owned fishing vessel from coast to coast. INUKSUK II will be outfitted and equipped for fishing in the North Atlantic and polar areas including NEAFAC, NAFO and ICES regulatory areas.
Designed by Skipsteknisk Norway and built under supervision of DNV Class Society, Inuksuk II will accommodate 38 people on board with spacious living areas and social amenities. Niqitaq Fisheries is a fully owned subsidiary of Baffin Fisheries Coalition, from Canada which was incorporated in 2001. The company is a leading commercial fishing enterprise in Northern Canada, harvesting more than 10,000 tons of Greenland Halibut (turbot) and cold-water shrimp annually. Their current fleet consists of three factory fishing vessels while the new one will be the fourth and the biggest.