Landing craft for the aquaculture industry
29 July 2019
On 26th July the Lady Rebecca, a 16 metres landing craft, was handed over to Loch Duart by Coastal Workboats Scotland. OSD-IMT provided the basic engineering package and necessary MECAL approvals for this 16m vessel, which was based on a concept design of the Damen Shipyards Group.
The vessel, also referred to as the LUV1608, will be able to carry out a wide range of support tasks to the aquaculture industry, including the transportation of people, equipment and feed to offshore fish-farming locations. A key feature of the vessel is the hull design, which has been developed to accommodate a HS Marine AK67 E4 Crane. This size of crane offers very high capability not usually seen in a vessel of 16 metres with close to 14 tonnes lifting capacity at 3.5 metres and 3 tonnes at 13 metres.
OSD-IMT is able to design and supply basic engineering packages for a wide range of customized aquaculture support vessels, from landing craft to harvesting vessels.