Viðey on the way home
HB Grandi’s new trawler Viðey has sailed from Istanbul in Turkey for its roughly two-week delivery trip to Iceland. Viðey is the last of the trio of new wetfish trawlers that have been built for the company at the Celiktrans Shipyard in Turkey, which also built HB Grandi’s pelagic vessels Venus and Víkingur.
As well as the yard’s directors, Viðey’s departure was attended by HB Grandi CEO Vilhjálmur Vilhjálmsson, Director of Groundfish Operations Torfi Thorsteinsson, Director of Pelagic Operations Garðar Svavarsson, Financial Director Jónas Guðbjörnsson and Alfreð Tuliníus, Managing Director of Nautic ehf,who designed the series of the wetfish trawlers.
Viðey is now in the hands of Skipper Jóhannes Ellert Eiríksson, and with him are Chief Mate Pétur Pétursson, Second Mate Guðlaugur L. Sveinsson, ship’s cook Sigurður Jónsson, Chief Engineer Ægir Karl Kristmannsson, First Engineer Örn Eysteinsson, Second Engineer Rafnkell Kristján Guttormsson, and communications are being handled by Sveinn Kristján Sveinsson.
A formal reception for Viðey is planned for in Reykjavík for the 22nd of December.