29 May 2109 Utility Vessel leaving the Netherlands
In this video a 21 meter long Utility Vessel, workboat-coded vessel for salmon treatment and Anchor Handling work, is on it’s way to Scotland. Dr Ralph Bickerdike, Scottish Seafarms head of fish welfare, said in a press release: “Having a second dedicated workboat takesour ‘prevention over cure’ approach a key step further, enabling us to administer the best veterinary care at the earliest opportunity.”
Nauplius Workboats built the 21.2m x 9.3m Fair Isle. She has a service speed of eight knots, combined with the sturdiness and stability to fulfil duties even in the more extreme weather conditions of Shetland and Orkney.
The Fair Isle is the second vessel to be built by Nauplius Workboats for Scottish Seafarms, the first being the 15.5m x 7.32m Sandoyne Lass which joined the fleet in 2017 and services the company’s Westerbister farm in Orkney.
Key features of the Fair Isle include:
Two low fuel consumption, low noise 480 Hp Doosan main engines to power all necessary anchor-handling, towing and installation operations
120m² working deck capable of carrying up to 60 tonnes of equipment, mooring systems and veterinary medicines
Large-sized HS Marine deck crane with three times the lifting capacity of Scottish Sea Farms’ existing vessels in Shetland and Orkney, providing an even safer working environment
Comfortable onboard accommodation with three individual cabins for crew when working away from home.
Having successfully completed her final sea trials in Shetland, the Fair Isle is expected to make her maiden voyage to Orkney within days, weather permitting.
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