Inter Atlantic – multipurpose fish carrier

Norwegian fish carrier specialist Intership recently took delivery of the new build well-boat Inter Atlantic with a sister ship to follow. Well-boat, a term believed to originate from the 17th century, is a fishing vessel with a well or tank for the storage and transport of live fish. They are considered to be critical to salmon’s quality and fish-welfare.

Built by Zamakona Shipyard, Bilbao, Spain

Owned and operated by Intership, Norway

LOA 77.2m

Beam 17m

Capacity 2,200 cbm

Main engine Caterpillar-MaK 6M25E with Finnoy propellor and Schottel side thrusters

Fish processing equipment: MMC First Process; PTG FrioNordica RSW plants

Fresh water production capacity 5,000 cbm/day

As with the company’s other well-boats equipped with treatment facilities, the specially designed reverse osmosis system allows fresh water to be used in treating both lice and amoebic gill disease (AGD). Intership promotes this technology as an efficient, affordable, and environmentally friendly means of addressing common issues having the potential to negatively impact the health of salmon.

The plan is for Inter Atlantic to be initially deployed to Scotland where she has been chartered to  local salmon harvesting. She will subsequently relocate to Canada’s Atlantic coast, where she will operate under contract to a local subsidiary of Mowi ASA, the world’s leading seafood company and the world’s largest producer of Atlantic salmon.

Operating globally, Intership has a young, technically advanced fleet with an average age of only 7 years.