Global Seas 170' fishing vessel Defender was built in 2006/2016 and commissioned to Patti Marine for the re-build with the design work by Jensen Maritime. The end results made this the most modern fishing platform within the Bering Sea Inshore Pollock industry. Now fishing, the Defender is a milestone in the fishing industry as the largest wet-fish trawler in the United States. The vessel is the first fish pumping vessel in the Global Seas fleet and the second known pumping vessel in U.S. waters. The work on the vessel was extensive and included; relocating all fishing equipment from the bow to the stern, installing a new fish pumping system(from the net to the fish holds), constructing a new sheltered fish distribution room, installation of all related equipment, rehab on the accommodations, and the new state of the art electronics arrangement in the pilot house. The structural work included a stern extension, bulbous bow with new thruster, whaleback bow cover for the new anchor windlass, full forward shelter deck, anti-roll tank, aft decks and bulwarks. Mechanical work included; rebuilding main engines and generators, rearranging and reinstalling hydraulics, as well as many other related piping systems. Electrical systems and wiring received substantial upgrades and reworks. Sandblasting, water blasting, deep cleaning, and recoating were accomplished in all areas of the Bessel. In addition, the vessel meets or exceeds the requirements of the USCG alternate Safety compliance Program that will be implemented by 2020.