Engey reception in Reykjavík
HB Grandi will be holding a reception this Friday for the new fresher trawler Engey at Norðurgarður in Reykjavík.
Engey arrived from Turkey at the end of January and has since then been at Akranes where the staff of Skaginn 3X have been installing the catch handling deck and the unmanned fishroom system. Engey will be open to the public on Saturday from 1300 to 1600.
The reception on Friday opens with HB Grandi CEO Vilhjálmur Vilhjálmsson welcoming guests, after which Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson and S Björn Blöndal, chair of the Reykjavík city council, will give speeches.
Fisheries and Agriculture Minister Thorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir will formally name the new ship, which will be blessed by cathedral parish priest the reverend Hjálmar Jónsson.
The Reykjavík Male choir will sing two songs and accordionist Margrét Arnardóttir will play on board the new ship.