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Hello Sailor! ‘Salmon taxi’ joins the rank for Rostein

The Ro Sailor, Rostein's newest wellboat, is designed for work as a 'salmon taxi'. Photo: Larsnes Mek.
The Ro Sailor, Rostein's newest wellboat, is designed for work as a 'salmon taxi'. Photo: Larsnes Mek.

The newest vessel in wellboat operator Rostein’s fleet has completed its first mission in Norway and will now be put to work continuously.

The Ro Sailor was built by the Larsnes Mek. Workshop which has supplied many of Rostein’s boats.

At 79.3 metres long and 15 metres wide it is a slightly slimmer version of the seven previous wellboats acquired by Rostein and is equipped to work primarily as a “salmon taxi” transporting salmon and smolts.  

It has a cargo capacity of 2,800m³, and the hull is specially adapted to provide high speed and energy-efficient operation.

Reduced emissions

The Ro Sailor has a Yanmar 6EY33W main engine delivering 2999 kw. It is the first of this type to be delivered in Europe for propulsion. The vessel is also equipped with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems from Emigreen BV for reducing NOx emissions.

“The boat works well. Once again, Larsnes has done a brilliant job,” Rostein shipowner Odd Einar Sandøy told Skipsrevyen website, part of the OceanSpace Media group that owns Fish Farming Expert.

“The boat will go continuously to work in the future. Tonight, it travels north,” Sandøy told Skipsrevyen on Friday.