SCOTTISH Sea Farms has taken delivery of the Warness Lass from Macduff Shipyards in Aberdeen in an investment worth £500,000.
The new landing craft is 14.95m long and 5.6m wide and is capable of carrying 21 tonnes of deck cargo.
It has two engines, each with 230hp, and is destined for Scottish Sea Farms’ remote Eday site in Orkney as a feed boat.
Richard Darbyshire, SSF’s Orkney regional manager, said: ‘This latest vessel is part of the planned expansion of the Eday site to 12 cages and 1,900 tonnes of production capacity that was granted planning permission in September 2014.
‘We are continually investing in our staff and equipment at Scottish Sea Farms and this new vessel will assist us in meeting an ever increasing demand for our high quality salmon.’