What will happend with Kirkella H 7?
Over the years, Hull in the UK has been one of the main shipping locations in the UK for trawlers
trawlers have been carried out. The history of trawling in Hull goes back 100 years, and many trawlers from there
were, among other things, fishing in Icelandic waters and took part in the cod war with Icelanders in 1976.
Today in 2020 this has changed a lot. now only one large offshore trawler is made from Hull
and it is Kirkella H 7. this trawler is new, was built in 2018 and is 81 meters long and 16 meters wide.
and is owned by UK Fisheries, which is owned by Samherji ehf in Iceland
Kirkella H7, which is the current Kirkella, has had a fishing license in Norwegian jurisdiction. Greenland and the Faroe Islands, but most have
the trawler has been fishing in the Barnetssea, which is about 1500 nautical miles from Hull.
Britain leaves the EU
Now when the UK is leaving the European Union, then this fishing license that Kirkella has in the Barentssea in great
danger and now when the Britain is leaving the European Union then
an agreement is revoked that Kirkella will be granted a license to fish where the vessel previously had a license to fish
In order for this to happen, the British government needs to make a fisheries agreement with Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Norway.
in Kirkella's Crew are mostly British sailors, but the captains have been Icelandic as well as some of the engineers.
Fishermen in Hull are very concerned about this and have launched a petition and a challenge to the effect that
Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister and Chief Fisheries Officer of the United Kingdom, will reach an agreement with the Norwegian government
to secure Kirkella's future of continued fishing in the barnetssea.
About 1117 people have now signed this challenge, but about 100 sailors in Hull
work and are around Kirkella. As things stand now, Kirkella is now tied to a pier in Hull
and it is not known when or if the trawler will return to fishing,
Kirkella number 7
It is worth mentioning that this Kirkella is trawler number 7 named Kirkella
Kirkella number 1 was built in 1936 and was a 47 meter long steam trawler.
Kirkella number 2 was built in 1960
Kirkella number 3 was built in 1965 and was 75 meters long and was the first freezer trawler with this name
Kirkella number 4 came in 1985 and was a 58.8 meter long freezer trawler, was sold in 1996
Kirkella number 5 arrived in 1996 and was a 38.5 meter long trawler,
Kirkella number 6 was an 86.1 meter long freezer trawler and it was sold in 2015
Kirkella pic from page Samherja