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SSC executive Cox baptises Scotland-specific wellboat

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Ronafisk's "godmother", Su Cox, at the baptism of the new boat on Saturday. Photo: Aas Mek.

A wellboat specifically adapted for operations in Scotland will soon start work for the Scottish Salmon Company after being baptised by the vessel’s “godmother”, SSC’s communications and new business development director, Su Cox, in Ålesund, Norway on Saturday.

The Ronjafisk will be supplied and crewed by Sølvtrans, the world’s biggest wellboat operator, on a five-year contract, and has been fitted out by the Aas Mek. Verksted yard at Vestnes, Norway.

The boat has a shallow draft in relation to its load capacity of 2,500m³, and can transport smolts and post-smolts to areas which can be difficult to access by vessels with a deeper draft. 

The Ronjafisk offers comfortable accommodation for the crew. Click on image to enlarge. Photo: Aas Mek.
The Ronjafisk offers comfortable accommodation for the crew. Click on image to enlarge. Photo: Aas Mek.

Closed transport

It has been designed under Sølvtrans’ circulation principle, with lateral circulation in the cargo spaces specifically intended for closed transport.

The boat is arranged for transport of smolts and harvesting fish in open and closed systems, as well as freshwater treatment for delousing and for use as a service vessel for fish farms. 

The boat is also equipped with a filtering and ultra-violet (UV) system for water purification for smolt transport, delousing and treatment of all discharges into the sea. 

Exercise room

The boat has accommodation for 12 people in one and two-person cabins with a toilet and shower, TV, music system and sofas.

The vessel also has a well-equipped mess and galley, a coffee shop by the work deck, and a TV lounge and exercise room.

The bridge is arranged with three operator positions for manoeuvring the boat, remote control system for operation and monitoring of all systems, and remote control of all cargo and fish handling. The boat is equipped with a vacuum toilet system and sewage treatment according to the strictest requirements.

The Ronjafisk will soon begin a five-year contract with SSC. Photo:
The Ronjafisk will soon begin a five-year contract with SSC. Photo: