‘FS Stormy’ delivered
The latest live fish carrier from Havyard, ‘FS Stormy’ was officially named in Fosnavaag, Norway, on 29 March.
FS Stormy – a Havyard 587 design for Fosnavaag Shipping – features the most outstanding current live fish carrier technology, which sets new standards for environmentally-friendly and gentle transport and treatment of live fish.
The vessel has cylindrical cargo tanks and efficient filter- and water treatment equipment, making closed transport across far greater distances possible, compared to existing boats. This makes increased fish density possible with a much gentler treatment of the live fish and it also improves quality of the end product.
Great emphasis has been put on the hull and propulsion machinery being highly efficient when operating, so that fuel economy is the best possible and environmental emissions are as low as possible.
In order to prevent emissions and to minimise the risk of dissemination of disease, all water is to be UV-treated and to go through an advanced two-step filter system. The boat will also be equipped with a system for delousing the fish onboard, where the filter system removes and destructs all salmon louse. These systems result in an extremely low mortality rate of fish during transport.
“We believe FS Stormy is the world`s most efficient and environmentally-friendly Live Fish Carrier,” says Olav Remøy who is CEO of Fosnavaag Shipping. “When the boat is prepared to carry at least 30-40% more cargo of superior fish quality compared to similar and existing tonnage, it is obvious that this is a great step forward. We expect that the market will welcome this boat, something which the long-term contract with Norwegian Fish Transport already shows. We are very much looking forward to starting our contract for Oppdretternes Miljøservice AS (OMS or Fish Farmers` Environmental Service) in Ytre Namdal here in Norway.”