As SeaMate 89 departs, we say thanks...


Times like these are far from normal.  In the face of this challenging period that we are all currently living through, our hard-working employees have adapted to unprecedented new ways of working by practising, as far as is practically possible, social distancing and thorough hand hygiene - measures that are vital for us all to play our part in slowing the spread of disease.

 Our people have been hugely encouraging of each other in recent days and weeks.  We know it has been tough, but they have been operating safely and responsibly in rapidly changing circumstances while collectively working towards a common goal – to deliver the equipment that helps support the crucial work that our food-producing customers do in order to care for and grow the fish that eventually makes its way to so many dinner tables across the country.

Yesterday afternoon, the determination of our staff shone through as we said farewell to SeaMate 89 (pictured) – our newly completed 400t concrete feed barge.  The delivery of a feeding barge like this is just one example of the exceptional output of our employees despite challenging circumstances.  The barge is journeying towards its new home at Loch Hourn where it will play a key part in supporting the welfare of Scottish salmon.

Rest assured, if or when the current situation evolves further, we stand ready to adapt accordingly as we have done so far.  The UK and Scottish Government guidance to date has actively encouraged us to continue operating while ensuring we follow all measures required of us to protect the health and wellbeing of our staff.

We offer a massive ‘thank you’ to our people, our customers and the communities in which we serve for their dedication and understanding during these tough times.