Constellation (160’/49m) was built as a mud boat in Louisiana in 1981 until O’Hara Corporation purchased and refit her in 1987 to catch, process, and freeze underutilized species in the Gulf of Maine. After 2 years of fishing on the east coast and a short time on the Grand Banks, O’Hara took her to Seattle in 1989. Seattle became her home port from where she would travel to the Bering Sea to fish for groundfish. Most of the processing equipment was in place, but more bunks were added, fish hold cargo space increased and some modifications in the factory were made to allow for increased production and freezing capacity. She can catch, process, and freeze up to 60 MT of fish per day and carry over 330 MT.