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Characteristics
Deck TypeDecked vesselsOverviewThese vessels are medium and large sized long liners with the same general characteristics mentioned for long liner. The majority of long liner operating on high sea waters are freezer long liners.Vessel ClassLengthall  (LOA) PowerallTonnageall  (GRT in register tons) Deck ArrangementThe wheelhouse can be situated aft or forward, but on larger vessels the bridge is generally placed aft. In typical arrangements the gear is hauled from the bow or from the side with a mechanical or hydraulic line hauler and the lines are set over the stern.Catch Handling and Processing EquipmentFrozen fishEquipmentDeck EquipmentSeveral automatic or semi-automatic systems are used on medium and large sized vessels to bait the hooks and to shoot and haul the lines, e.g. baiter, hydraulic hauler, hook and line storage equipment and, containers or tanks for storing the bait.Fish Detection EquipmentTypical fish detection equipment of long liners includes echosounder. On larger vessels also sonar is usually present on board.Fishing GearLonglinesCatch Handling and Processing EquipmentFreezer long liners are outfitted with refrigerating plant and freezing equipment. The holds are insulated and refrigerated.
 
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