Marine Harvest buys Seahorse boats
MARINE Harvest Scotland has bought the fleet of Seahorse Aquaculture – and taken on the company’s four employees to crew the vessels.
The three boats – The Nitrox, David Andrews and Tie Venture 111 – will be deployed in a variety of farm service roles.
Marine Harvest Scotland seawater production manager David MacGillivray said:‘I’d like to welcome our new boat crew to the company.
‘I’m sure with their great experience gained at Seahorse Aquaculture this will lead to our new colleagues having an opportunity to progress their careers within MHS, continuing the very important work they carry out.’
Colin Bell, the owner of northwest Highlands based Seahorse Aquaculture, said:‘I would like to thank Marine Harvest, and in particular Arthur Campbell, for their support over the years and wish them every success for the future.’
The Nitrox will mainly be used for cleaning and disinfecting fallowed farm sites in preparation for receiving the next generation of fish.
The tug David Andrews will be used for towing pens and barges, while Tie Venture 111 will be based in Harris and Lewis, being used mostly as a site service boat.
Above: Seahorse Aquaculture