Transporting Live Fish- Rolls Royce Wins another Unique Ship Design Order

Almost a month after Rolls Royce announced that they had won a design an LNG powered fish food delivery ship, Norwegian ship owner SA, Ivtrans AS has awarded them another very unique ship design; a live fish transporter.

The wellboat has a capacity of 3000 cubic metres and can transport up to 450 tonnes of live fish. Optimal conditions for the fish have been prioritised in the design of this ship. The vessel is fully equipped for transport and nothing will be discharged into the sea. The vessel is equipped with advanced filters and systems for the collection and destruction of all lice. This was the first wellboat in the market that filters the water through a 150 my filter.

The vessel is 76m long and 16m wide. The cargo capacity has been divided into three equal holds with sliding bulkheads and pressure system for loading and unloading.

Rolls Royce General manager- Fishing Vessels, Monrad Hide has said:

"The live fish carrying market is a growing one. This order demonstrates how our advanced ship designs can be tailored to specific purposes while retaining the world-leading features of fuel efficiency, lower operating costs and environmental performance".

The vessel was built at the Spanish shipyard Astilleros Zamakona S.A.