Falklands longliner CFL Hunter launched in Spain


CONSOLIDATED Fisheries Ltd's new longliner, the CFL Hunter, was launched in Marin, Spain, on July 20 at an event attended by a number of CFL staff and directors.

Built to CFL's specification by Nodosa Shipyard, the CFL Hunter will be fitted out in the next six months and will be officially handed over to CFL sometime in February 2017. 

A spokesperson for the company said: "This will be a very significant and more formal event than the launch last week which was a milestone moment for CFL but represented a normal marker in the shipbuilding process for Nodosa."

The CFL Hunter will replace the CFL Gambler which has been fishing for the company since March 2004 and is believed to be the first ship ever built solely with Falkland Islands’ capital.