Bakkafrost has purchased a farming service vessel as part of its value chain investment programme to develop farming operations in Scotland and strengthen biological performance.
Bakkafrost has entered an agreement with Eidesvik Shipping AS to purchase the supply vessel Viking Athene, which has operated as a supply vessel in the Norwegian offshore industry. At 241 feet long and 54 feet wide, Viking Athene is a sister ship to Bakkafrost’s FSV M/S Martin purchased in 2016. She will be renamed M/S Bakkanes.
Sverri Kjærbæk, Operations Manager at Bakkafrost said:
“We plan to repurpose the ship into a farming service vessel (FSV), as previously undertaken with both M/S Martin and M/S Róland. Purpose built treatments modifications will be made once the ship has been acquired and registered. It is expected to commence operations later this summer at our sites on the West Coast of Scotland.”