Commercial – FV Moira Elizabeth
Birdon enjoys long standing relationships with its clients, particularly those in the commercial fishing fleet. As a testament to Birdon’s workmanship and customer service, commercial vessel owners come from Far North Queensland to Tasmania to have work carried out by a team they trust.
Based out of the deep water port of Portland (South Western Victoria), Moira Elizabeth is an interesting vessel, imported from Russia as one of a batch of five new trawlers in 1982. With a LOA of 25m and displacement of 170 tonnes, this is a very solid boat, and if Bass Strait or the Southern Ocean should ever ice over, the Moira Elizabeth will be able to steam on. Being a Russian build, the hull is ice rated for work in the Baltic Sea thanks to the 10mm plate steel in the bow. She’s been a regular customer at Birdon’s slipway over the past 12 years.
For this visit, Moira Elizabeth had a full hull clean; remedial plate and fabrication work; full blast, paint, and antifoul. She was on the slip for 5 weeks.