Grieg Seafood Shetland orders new workboat

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Salmon farmer has placed an order for a new custom-built Meercat DeckMax MRV aquaculture workboat.

In a press release, Southampton Meercat Workboats writes that it will be making a new vessel for Grieg Seafood Shetland.

The 15-metre vessel is a steel monohull, which is the first of Meercat’s newest range of multirole vessels, the Meercat DeckMax MRV.

The new vessel will be operating in the Skye, handling, and supporting aquaculture management and production, as well as general harbour support duties.

The Meercat DeckMax MRV (multirole vessel) design has a raised wheelhouse. The DeckMax is 15.75m in length, with a 6.7m beam, and has a 1.3m shallow draft whilst capable of loads up to 27-tonnes. She also features a 5-tonne bollard pull.

The Meercat will be powered by Doosan 285hp, supported by a BETA 21kVA generator and an EFFER 275-6S crane, and will be coded to MCA Category 3 so that she can operate up to 20 miles offshore.