“Aqua Service” was handed over to AquaShip in February. Now the vessel is now entering long-term contract in Western Canada, where the main tasks will be service and salmon farm work at facilities in the area around Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
This is the first assignment on the west coast of Canada for the shipping company. Already, AquaShip has two service boats working on the east coast of Canada.
“Increasingly, the aquaculture industry is looking for increased flexibility and efficiency from the vessels they hire,” said AquaShip CEO Sverre Taknes in a press release.
“Working boats such as “Aqua Service” have the ability to operate in challenging conditions and can perform a wide range of tasks. This will provide the operational efficiency the customer wants,” he added.
The 24-metre long “Aqua Service” is currently on a shipyard stay at Kongsberg Skipsservice at Enge, Norway. On this vessel, the customer has chosen new environmentally friendly, 100 per-cent saltwater-based delousing equipment with a high focus on fish welfare. The flushing treatment itself lasts no more than 0.2 seconds per fish, and all lice that are removed are collected and removed. Total delousing capacity is up to 200 tonnes-per-hour in a dual system.
The AquaShip Group provides maritime services to the aquaculture industry in all four major segments; wellboats, fish feed transport, service boats and harvest vessels. AquaShip has operations in Norway, Scotland, Iceland, Ireland, Chile, Canada and Shetland.