Gallery 2.1: Vessel Components and Identification

Purse seine fishing vessel (Photo: SPC)

Additional components of a tuna purse seine vessel (Photo: SPC)

Additional vehicles (Photo: SPC)

Net Skiff: This vessel anchors one end of the net while the catcher circles the school. The skiff is equipped with high-powered engines. The skiff man or engineer can provide the engine’s make and horsepower. (Photo: SPC)

Fishing gear: For details about the vessel’s fishing gear (e.g., the power block, purse winch), you need to ask the chief engineer or winch man, or ask for the equipment manual. (Photo: SPC)