From Exeter to Skye with our brand new workboat

Our brand new workboat Bàta nam Brathairean arrived at the OSH sites on the 15th April, after a week-long delivery voyage from her builders in Exeter. She is a multipurpose vessel with capabilities including net washing, cargo transportation and general site duties. Fitted with two deck cranes and a bow ramp for Ro-Ro operations, Bàta nam Brathairean will be able to operate in a wide variety of settings and entered service immediately after arriving at the OSH sites for the first time.


Delivered by Damen Shipyards and built by Coastal Workboats Scotland Ltd, based in Exeter, the 19 metres long workboat is the very first of Damen’s LUV1908 aquaculture support vessels. She is painted in the green Organic Sea Harvest colour scheme and has a top service speed of 8 knots.


Look out for more photos to come of her first days on site!


Moored in Exeter awaiting sea trials.
Moored in Exeter awaiting sea trials.
Photo: Tom Hurley / Devon Digital
Moored in Exeter awaiting sea trials.
Moored in Exeter awaiting sea trials.
Photo: Tom Hurley / Devon Digital
Moored in Exeter awaiting sea trials.
Moored in Exeter awaiting sea trials.
Photo: Tom Hurley / Devon Digital
Moored in Exeter awaiting sea trials.
Moored in Exeter awaiting sea trials.
Photo: Tom Hurley / Devon Digital
Leaving Dartmouth - the maiden voyage begins!
Leaving Dartmouth - the maiden voyage begins!
Photo: Marine Traffic
48 hours later, Bata nam Brathairean nears Oban.
48 hours later, Bata nam Brathairean nears Oban.
Photo: Marine Traffic
Moored in Oban for a days stopover.
Moored in Oban for a days stopover.
Photo: Chisholm Campbell
A perfect day to sail around Ardnamurchan point - next stop, Kyle!
A perfect day to sail around Ardnamurchan point - next stop, Kyle!
Photo: Neil Morrison
A perfect day to sail around Ardnamurchan point - next stop, Kyle!
A perfect day to sail around Ardnamurchan point - next stop, Kyle!
Photo: Neil Morrison
A perfect day to sail around Ardnamurchan point - next stop, Kyle!
A perfect day to sail around Ardnamurchan point - next stop, Kyle!
Photo: Neil Morrison
A perfect day to sail around Ardnamurchan point - next stop, Kyle!
A perfect day to sail around Ardnamurchan point - next stop, Kyle!
Photo: Neil Morrison
Arriving at Kyle of Lochalsh pier for the very first time.
Arriving at Kyle of Lochalsh pier for the very first time.
Photo: Annie Branson
A day of final preparations whilst moored at Kyle.
A day of final preparations whilst moored at Kyle.
Photo: Annie Branson
Departing Kyle for the OSH sites on the morning of 15th April.
Departing Kyle for the OSH sites on the morning of 15th April.
Photo: Annie Branson
Making her very first approach to the Organic Sea Harvest sites.
Making her very first approach to the Organic Sea Harvest sites.
Photo: Marine Traffic

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