Inverlussa launches newest vessel

The Helen Rice is launched at Port Glasgow.

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Inverlussa Marine Services’ 12th vessel was launched last Thursday.

The Helen Rice was launched from the Ferguson Marine Shipyard, Port Glasgow, where it was built.

The 21-metre-long vessel has been designed by Macduff Ship Design in collaboration with Inverlussa, Scotland’s leading workboat operators.

Its purpose is specifically for aquaculture multirole mooring and grid work, along with general site services. The vessel will be put straight to work as it has been contracted with a leading salmon producer.

The Helen Rice will create more than 70 jobs between the crew and shore-staff.

She was officially named during the launch ceremony by Camilla Wilson, wife of Inverlussa’s managing director Ben Wilson.

Mr Wilson said: ‘We were delighted to build this vessel in Scotland. I would like to thank Ferguson Marine and their workforce for delivering such a well-crafted vessel.

‘We are looking forward to the Helen Rice starting work providing important services to the Scottish fish farm industry. The delivery of this vessel continues our strategy of investing in the best vessels and crew.’