Crab Factory Ship

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Crab Factory Ship

 

a large, two-decked ship for processing crabs, a floating base for crabbing boats (motorboats that catch crabs with a bottom net, open sailing sloops). Crabbing boats contain crab-canning plants. Crabbers are usually re-equipped cargo ships.

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