Local Shipping – EMMAYA

On Saturday 30th May, 2020 the newbuild aquaculture vessel EMMAYA delivered to Fish & Fish Ltd arrived in Malta as a deck cargo aboard the heavy lift vessel EEMSLIFT HENDRIKA.

She was built in Southampton, U.K. by SMS Group with a length of 24 metres; 8.5 metres beam and maximum draft of 3 metres. She’s built to the MCA-MGN-280-Catergory 1 (150nm from safe haven) workboat code. Designed by Walker Marine Design, the workboat will provide tuna harvesting and aquaculture/fish farm logistical and maintenance support services.

Her first assignment was during Blue Fin Tuna (BFT) Season of which she left Grand Harbour on Saturday 6th June, 2020 at 2120 hrs bound to fishing grounds.

SMS Group stated that the vessel was completed and delivered despite challenges presented by the Pandemic Disease COVID-19.

Other Specifications are –

Fire suppression: Engine Room – Fixed
Main Engines: Caterpillar Acert 18 600bhp 448kw 1800rpm
Gear Box: ZF 560W (inline)
Bow Thruster: 1 x Veth VT-50
Propulsion: Twin 4 Blade FFP
Generators: 2 x Caterpillar Acert 7.1 148 KVA
Cranes:  2 x Palfinger PK32002M (CPO73)
Hydraulic System: Engine driven hydraulic pump, 4 x independent electrical pumps

David Azzopardi, Director of Fish & Fish Ltd, said, “This represents a major investment for Fish and Fish Ltd, and it illustrates not only the strength of our business but also our belief in the environmental sustainability of the aquaculture industry here in Malta.”

Starclass Yacht Transport Operations are represented in Malta by O&S Shipping  – www.oands.com.mt

Images of EMMAYA leaving Marsaxlokk Harbour are shot on Wednesday 8th July, 2020

Watermarked Photos are by Capt. Lawrence Dalli. Do not use these images without my permission. © All rights reserved. Malta Ship Photos & Action Photos – www.maltashipphotos.com

Published – Sunday 12th July, 2020