Intership, held a naming ceremony for one of the market´s most advanced well boats “Inter Scotia” on Saturday January 27. The well boat is the second of two newbuilds from Zamakona Yards Bilbao. “Inter Scotia” is designed by Salt Ship Design, is a battery hybrid vessel and has a well capacity of 2,500 m3.
“Inter Scotia” is designed with a focus on promoting good fish welfare, fish handling and biosecurity. The fish handling system is provided by MMC First Process and the vessel is equipped with a high capacity freshwater production system, capable of producing 5,000 m3 of freshwater per day, for fish treatment.
In conjunction with the naming ceremony, Intership invited locals and visitors to an open vessel, with great success. There were guided tours on-board “Inter Scotia”, brass-band music and gifts for the children. The vessel´s godmother is Juliana Brandal, who is the wife of Intership´s CEO, Ole Peter Brandal.
Following the naming ceremony, invited guests were taken aboard “Inter Scotia” for a short voyage, and afterwards, the vessel went directly to Myklebust yard for installation of the latest delousing system, FLS Caligus R600. The combination of freshwater bath and flushing fish through the FLS system is a very efficient and gentle way to remove sea lice and gill infections in the same operation.
“This is the second naming ceremony we have arranged in less than a year, and we are delighted that we have had the opportunity to hold both at our “home ground”. The importance of showcasing our boats and talking about our operation to the local community around us is substantial. Naturally, it is a great pleasure that the “open ship” led to several hundred people coming aboard to look at the boat, the equipment, and to talk with the crew and staff. As I have mentioned many times before, our region is world-leading within our segment and it is important for us to create awareness around this, highlighting the opportunities that lie within the well boat industry and the aquaculture industry in general,” says CEO Ole Peter Brandal.