Scottish Sea Farms’ new landing craft to service Orkney Islands farms
Scottish Sea Farms has added a new landing craft to work as a feed boat in its remote Eday salmon farms in the Orkney Islands.
The craft, named the Warness Lass, was purchased from Macduff Shipyards in Aberdeen, Scotland, for GBP 500,000 (USD 717,062 , EUR 646,882).
This new Landing Craft is 14.95 meters long and 5.6 meters wide and has two engines, each with 230 horsepower. The craft is capable of carrying 21 tonnes of deck cargo.
“This latest vessel is part of the planned expansion of the Eday site to 12 cages and 1900 tonnes of production capacity that was granted planning permission in September 2014,” , said Richard Darbyshire, Scottish Seaf Farms’ Orkney regional manager. “We are continually investing in our staff and equipment at Scottish Sea Farms and this new vessel will assist us in meeting an ever increasing demand for our high quality salmon.”