All hail, Araho! O’Hara Corp.’s new flagship factory trawler is on call for cod

National Fisherman, May 2017
By Bruce Buls

Click Here to read National Fisherman’s May 2017 front page story by Bruce Buls, Araho Arrives, the new Bering Sea factory trawler transits the Panama Canal between a Gulf Coast launch and a Seattle debut for a Maine company.

The F/T Araho – ‘The Next Level’ for Bering Sea Fishery

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Pacific Fishing – Welcome Aboard, April 2017
By Daniel Mintz

Vessel of the century: The O’Hara Corp.’s 100-plus-year history has reached many milestones, including the latest – the construction of a technologically sophisticated 194-foot-long factory trawler that will work the Bering Sea’s flatfish fishery.

The Rockland, Maine-based company’s progression from its start in the early 1900s – when wooden schooners were the norm – is at a peak with the F/T Araho.

The new vessel blends European design with a range of efficiency-oriented systems and is “the first U.S. flag freezer-processor factory trawler constructed in over 25 years,” according to a press release from the company and Eastern Shipbuilding Group, the Araho’s Panama City, Florida-based builder.

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Eastern Shipbuilding Delivers the F/T Araho

Fishermen’s News, March 1, 2017

 Designed by Skipsteknisk and built by Florida's Eastern Shipbuilding, the 194-foot F/T Araho uses molded chines to reduce hull resistance and increase fuel efficiency. Photo courtesy of Eastern Shipbuilding.


Designed by Skipsteknisk and built by Florida’s Eastern Shipbuilding, the 194-foot F/T Araho uses molded chines to reduce hull resistance and increase fuel efficiency. Photo courtesy of Eastern Shipbuilding.

In late January, Florida-based Eastern Shipbuilding Group delivered the DNV-classed factory processor fishing trawler F/T Araho (Hull 175) to the O’Hara Corporation of Rockland, Maine. The new vessel, to fish in the waters of Alaska and the North Pacific, is the first US flag freezer processor factory trawler constructed in more than 25 years.

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Newbuild Factory Trawler Araho En Route to Alaska

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NationalFisherman.com, February 8, 2017
By Jessica Hathaway

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The latest in a series of new Bering Sea boats headed to Alaska was built on Florida’s Gulf Coast and is owned by a Maine company, making it a truly tri-coastal, all-American vessel. The DNV-classed Araho is the first newbuild U.S.-flagged freezer processor factory trawler in more than 25 years.  

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Araho Launch a Milestone for Fisheries

F/T Araho

National Fisherman, November 2015
By Larry Chowning

The 194-foot Araho was launched July 31 at the Eastern Shipbuilding Group in Panama City, Fla., for the O’Hara Corp., of Rockland, Maine. Delivery, however, won’t be until the spring of 2016, when she will go through the Panama Canal and to the Bering Sea.

The Det Norske Veritas-classed freezer trawler is the first U.S. built factory processor in over 25 years and will be the most technologically advanced catcher-processor in the Bering Sea, says Steve Berthold, vice president of marketing for Eastern Shipbuilding.

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New Freezer Trawler for O’Hara

O'Hara Corporation's Araho

Fishermen’s News, October 1, 2015

O'Hara Corporation's Araho

O’Hara Corporation’s new freezer trawler, launched on Aug. 31 by Eastern Shipbuilding Group in Panama City, Florida, will join the Amendment 80 fleet in the Bering Sea in 2016. Company officials say it will be used for the harvesting and processing of flatfish for markets in Asia and the United States. Photos courtesy of O’Hara Corp. Read more about the Araho here from Fishermen’s News.

The O’Hara Fishing Dynasty: Their Secret? Knowing When to Fish or Cut Bait

O'Hara Corporation's Defender

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Free Press Online], August 14, 2015
By Christine Parish

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On July 31, O’Hara Corporation launched the first American fishing vessel that will be able to chase fish through polar ice off the coast of Alaska.

Now in its fifth generation, the O’Hara family business has shown the ability to adapt as fishing technology, two world wars, and changes in international fisheries laws upended the industry…. Continue Reading

O’Hara Corp Christens First New Amendment 80 Vessel in Nearly 30 Years

Araho, O'Hara Corporation's new vessel

undercurrentnews.com, August 11, 2015
By Jeanine Stewart

Araho, O'Hara Corporation's new vessel

Araho, O’Hara Corporation’s new vessel

The O’Hara Corporation christened the first new vessel to join Alaska’s flatfish sector in nearly three decades this summer, marking a major milestone for the aging fleet and sending waves of excitement through the industry.

A video posted on the company’s Facebook page shows the hull of the new vessel — named the Araho — being launched into the water, in time for completion by the Alaska Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands flatfish fishing season’s start in late January. In a rare move, the company had it built on US soil. Eastern Shipbuilding Group constructed the 194-foot freezer trawler at its home-base in Panama City, Florida…. Continue Reading