In a trawler as opposed to a research vessel the fishroom would take up much of the fore part of the ship and would be filled with ice and hopefully with fish at the end of a voyage. Explorer has two fishrooms, the port one is accessible only from the deck and is equipped with cooling coils. The starboard fishroom is a reasonable space which had become a repository for all sorts of junk. We decided that as the ship lacks decent workshop and storage space this would be a good use for the fishroom.
To this end the junk has been removed and a quite a few hours spent with needle guns removing rust and old paint. Here you can see two of our highly skilled technicians at work.
The space is close to being ready for a good coat of primer prior to final painting.