20220915 – Once again I had the opportunity to be in command of the sterntrawler JÚLÍUS GEIRMUNSSON but now for voyage from Reykjavik to her homeport of Ísafjordur.
Althoug that my background is from the merchant fleet then this is the third time that I take command of fishing vessels but what they have had in common is that there was no fishing gear onboard.
The 1.402 GT sterntrawler JÚLÍIUS GEIRMUNDSSON was build by Gryfia Szczecinska Remontowa shipyard in Poland in 1989 for Gunnvör hf in Isafjordur, Iceland. She was fourth vessel owned by the company to bear this name.
Not only is the trawler named after my grandfather but we share date of birth (May 26th) with 73 years apart. I’m so far the only descends of my grandparents holding Certification of Competance to command this vessel. My earlier trip on JÚLÍUS was in 2018 when I took her from her homeport to Reykjavik to be taken into slipway. This time I was taken her to her homeport after slipway.
I enjoyed every minute of the voyage having both of her permanent captains as deck officers during this short voyage. I’m thankful to them for stepping down and give me the joy of commanding her.