“Helen Rice” was launched after being officially named this week by Camilla Wilson, wife of our Managing Director at a ceremony that took place at Ferguson Marine, Port Glasgow.
The 21m vessel has been designed by Macduff Ship Design, in collaboration with Inverlussa, specifically for multirole mooring and grid work, along with general site services.
Ben Wilson, Managing Director, commented “We were delighted to build this vessel in Scotland. I would like to thank Ferguson Marine and their workforce for delivering such a well-crafted vessel. We are looking Forward to Helen Rice starting work providing important services to the Scottish fish farm industry. The delivery of this vessel continues our strategy of investing in the best vessels and crew.”
Derek MacKay MSP, Economy Secretary, made a speech during the ceremony and commented “This is a Scottish-built vessel, provided to a Scottish customer and serving the needs of the Scottish aquaculture industry. It is hugely encouraging that the yard has been able to support our island economies in this way.”
Initially, the vessel will be carrying out a contract with a leading Salmon producer servicing, inspecting and installing mooring grids around the west coast of Scotland.