NORTH WEST MARINE, one of JIFMAR OFFSHORE SERVICE’s Scottish subsidiaries, specialized in aquaculture, is expanding its fleet with the arrival this Friday April 16 of the JIF MAIRI.
This new multi-purpose vessel, built by NEPTUNE SHIPYARD in Holland, was designed for the specific needs of fish farming, NORTH WEST MARINE’s core business.
This 24-meter-long and 9-meters wide vessel has been completely redesigned, starting with the two cranes. They have both been placed on starboard side to facilitate work near the fish cages. In order to accommodate all the equipment necessary for the maintenance of the cages, the central winch has also been moved behind the wheelhouse, offering a large free deck area of 150m2. Also on the starboard side, D-fenders were installed to avoid damaging the nets. The vessel also has a “imbed” ladder to provide safe and convenient access for divers.
“We wanted to create a vessel that could meet 100% of the needs of our customers in the aquaculture sector. It’s a great tool for our sailors, which will be a huge asset to our customers”, says Tony RATCLIFF, Managing Director of NORTH WEST MARINE.
Like all the vessels in the group’s fleet, this tailored made vessel will also be capable of carrying out missions in ports, towing, diving support, ROV support, wreck removal and much more.
“We wanted to keep for this vessel the versatility that is the strength of our fleet. The evolution of design to meet the specific needs of aquaculture should not jeopardized the other functions performed by an Eurocarrier. Thanks to the numerous exchanges between our Scottish and French teams and the shipyard, we have succeeded in this challenge. » states Jean-Michel BERUD, CEO of Jifmar Offshore Services.
JIF MAIRI will join Scotland at the end of April to operate under a long-term contract.