Number of crew members on a stern trawler

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Alfonso, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. Alfonso
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    Alfonso Junior Member

    Hello!

    Does anyone know how to determine number of crew members on a stern trawler? Maybe depending on length or some other parameter?

    Thank You in advance!
     
  2. mark775

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    Technolgy dependent. I do not know where they are now but I was asea for 5.5 months on one (The 298ft. Arctic Trawler) in 1980 and we had a crew of 40 while a smaller boat with us (The Northwest Enterprize) had a crew of 15 and was able to catch much more fish. This is a very broad question you are asking - I know little pocket trawlers of 108 feet that have a crew of five. I worked on a 50 ft'r for a week in '74 and the crew was 2. That said, I have some strong feeling about hard-on-the-bottom trawling that I formed thru having done it. Mid-water, no problem. Hard-on-bottom, don't have any part of it. It is too destructive to the environment.
     
  3. Alfonso
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    Alfonso Junior Member

    Thank You. I agree about bottom trawling. Trawler in question will have some 25-30 m.
     
  4. cthippo
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    cthippo Senior Member

    Figure out what jobs need to be done and then how many people it takes to do them. Add in a little redundancy (not everyone can sleep at the same time) and it's a start.
     
  5. apex1

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    Nonsense,

    Safe Manning. SOLAS Reg.V/15 and Resolution A.948(23)

    Convention : SOLAS CH V Safety of Navigation, STCW Crew & Watchkeeping

    Is what tells you the requirements!
    DL here:
    Solas
    STCW
    Veritas info

    Regards
    Richard
     
  6. cthippo
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    cthippo Senior Member

    SOLAS is a minimum for safe navigation, not the number needed to actually work. Same with COI requirements.
     
  7. apex1

    apex1 Guest

    Ahh,

    is it so?

    And what do you think did the OP want to know? How many guys can handle a lobster pot?
     
  8. Alfonso
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    Alfonso Junior Member

    Thank You, You have all been very helpfull! I have also found an old article, about the suject. I'll post it here later, so You can tell what You think. I think that SOLAS combined with that will give pretty accurate number.
     
  9. peter radclyffe
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    peter radclyffe Senior Member

    a 28 mtr trawler that sank here had 13 aboard, all asleep
     
  10. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    In the USA we fished 100 ft trawlers with four crew
     

  11. seamac
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    seamac Junior Member

    What Is The Mission ?

    FISH / DELIVERERY / DIVING What are you doing ?
     
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