Australian Longline commissions new longlining vessel

Australian Longline announces that it has signed a contract with Norwegian designer Skipsteknisk for a new toothfish vessel that will harvest in Antarctic waters. The 61.9-meter vessel, Skipsteknisk said in a press release, will be built at Vietnam's Vard Vung Tau by Norway's Vard Group and delivered in 2020. The vessel is based on Skipsteknisk's ST-156L