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Shetland service provider orders third newbuild vessel

Ocean Farm Services has ordered a second newbuild from Norwegian company Skagen Ship Consulting AS.
Ocean Farm Services has ordered a second newbuild from Norwegian company Skagen Ship Consulting AS.

Shetland-based shipowner Ocean Farm Services Ltd (OFS) has ordered its second newbuild from Skagen Ship Consulting AS.

The vessel will join OFS’ fleet and becomes the third boat with the same design as sister vessels Ocean Apollo (due to be delivered this month) and the already operating Aurora Quest.

The newbuild will mostly be used for net cleaning at Scottish salmon farms. It will be built by Skagen Ship Consulting at Etkin Marin in Istanbul, Turkey. Delivery is planned for the third quarter of this year.

OFS was formed in 2018 by wellboat firm North Isles Marine Ltd and workboat services supplier Aurora Marine Ltd, with the aim of providing fish farmers with a one-stop shop for a wide range of services.