Congratulations to our fellow Amendment 80 friendly competitors, O'Hara Corporation on the delivery of their new Freezer Trawler ARAHO. Fishermen's Finest was pleased to be part of the big celebration yesterday (March 7, 2017) at Pier 91 in Seattle.
The ARAHO was built by Eastern Shipbuilding Group and designed by Skipsteknisk AS ~
Dimensions: 194’ x 49’ x 19’ 4”.
Main Engine: 4,000-hp at 900-rpm EMD MEL16-710G7.
Reduction Gear: Lufkin vertical offset 7.20:1
Auxillary Power: two 550-kW Caterpillar C18 gensets, one 95-kW Caterpillar C4.4 emergency genset.
Kung Hei Fat Choi ~ Happy Chinese/Lunar New Year 2017 from Fishermen's Finest
Those who are born in the Year of Rooster – according to Chinese zodiac – have many distinguished characteristics, such as being ambitious, honest, and bright. They also communicate very well with others. Roosters are talkative, outspoken, frank, open, and loyal individuals. They like to be the center of attention and always appear attractive and beautiful and prefer to dress up. In daily life, they seldom rely on others. Roosters are always active, amusing, and popular within a crowd.
Ms. Park made her annual address to the FFinest crew at Fishermen's Finest Anacortes this week.
Good people are the key to our success and Ms. Park took time out of her speech to recognize Henry Siosi for 272 days at sea in 2016 aboard the American No.1. We recognize you Henry, as 'A man of steel,' and applaud your hardwork and dedication to Fishermen's Finest.
As we look back upon our 30th anniversary - 2016, we recall that another member of today's meeting was aboard the American No.1 waving as the vessel went through the Ballard locks on April 17, 1986 - Captain Erin Moore, who started out at the bottom and has worked his way up through the ranks at Fishermen's Finest - Thank you Erin for your hardwork and dedication to FFI.
We believe safety isn't an accident - you have to work proactively to maintain a safe workplace and to train a safe workforce. That is why we encourage our crew to better themselves by attending safety courses offered through organizations such as
Not only do we encourage our crew, we step up to the plate and pay for our crew to attend. Further, a more trained crewmember will move up in the pay scale aboard the vessels. It's a win-win-win.