New land­ing craft sets sail

The Oban Times - - Business -

A NEW, multi-pur­pose ves­sel has been launched by Eas­dale-based com­pany Sea­fari.

Celtic Trader, an alu­minium land­ing craft, was fit­ted out at Sea­fari’s ded­i­cated work­shop at north Bal­lachul­ish and will op­er­ate in both sec­tors of the com­pany.

Sea­fari Ad­ven­tures is tourism-based and the new craft of­fers am­ple space for car­ry­ing sea kayaks and bi­cy­cles.

Sea­fari Marine Ser­vices sup­plies pas­sen­ger trans­port and lo­gis­ti­cal sup­port for the com­mer­cial sec­tor.

Many con­trac­tors re­quire cargo to be de­liv­ered swiftly with easy load­ing and of­fload­ing to and from re­mote beaches. As well as deck cargo, Celtic Trader can carry ve­hi­cles or trail­ers of site equip­ment. The po­ten­tial to easily load equip­ment aboard and to use the ves­sel as a base which has easy ac­cess to the wa­ter whilst also hav­ing the abil­ity to de­ploy and tow marine equip­ment was con­sid­ered in the orig­i­nal de­sign.

Car-free Eas­dale Is­land will also ben­e­fit when Celtic Trader is at her home port car­ry­ing small quan­ti­ties of cargo across the 200m stretch of wa­ter from El­len­abe­ich to Eas­dale.

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