Johnson Marine now operates Whalsa Lass
Johnson Marine are delighted to have taken over the management and operation of the powerful 26m Multi Cat Whalsa Lass.
The 26m workboat was built by Damen Shipyards and delivered in 2011 - Featuring 2 Heila HLRM 230-3SL deck cranes, she is ideal for anchor handling and a wide range of site operations.
Johnson Marine have put the Whalsa Lass straight into a 6 week contract and will be available for charter in October 2018.
Johnson Marine Merges with Gripship A/S
The Norwegian wellboat company GripShip AS (“GripShip”) and the Shetland-based wellboat, harvest and service vessel company Johnson Marine Ltd (“Johnson Marine”) have decided to combine their businesses through a jointly held parent company to be named AquaShip. The entities will be combined after a capital raising process, to be managed by SpareBank 1 Markets, which is expected to be completed by July 3, 2018. The new holding company, AquaShip, will subsequent to the fund-raising, apply for listing at the Merkur Market with the aim of a successive listing at the Oslo Axess, during second half of 2018.
AquaShip will hold 18 vessels, with a combined value of appx NOK 725 million, all vessels on TC contracts with reputable fish-farmers in five countries. The combined company will have 8 live-fish carriers, 4 harvest vessels and 6 service vessels. The combined EBITDA for the company was NOK
92 million for the fiscal year 2017.
Both Johnson Marine and GripShip will continue as independent operative units and companies, with its local offices in Shetland, Kristiansund and in Chile
Johnson Marine orders brand new workboat
Johnson Marine is delighted to announce their latest acquisition - A new Moen Marin Nab Cat 1498/1000 Catamaran.
She is an extremely versatile workboat, with the added advantage of live aboard capability for a crew of up to 5 - allowing Johnson Marine to service fish farms in the most remote locations. The Nab Cat is also fitted with a Palfinger PK65002
Once delivered in the spring of 2019, this state of the art Catamaran will be gearing up to service fish farms in the fjords of Iceland.
Johnson Marine takes Delivery of the Akvaprins
Johnson Marine have taken delivery of the 31 metre, 330m3 wellboat, Akvaprins.
Built in 1995 by Aas Mek Verksted, the Akvaprins has operated successfully on the west coast of Norway servicing the aquaculture industry
She is currently gearing up for a summer in the Mediterranean, operating around Alicante, transporting Sea Bass, Sea Bream and servicing fish farms in the region
Johnson Marine now harvests all of Iceland's farmed Salmon
Johnson Marine operate 3 vessels in Iceland - The 42m Viking Saga, harvesting and transporting salmon in the west fjords, the 23m Viking Reflex, servicing Salmon cages in the east fjords and the 32m Solundoy, harvesting and transporting salmon in the east Fjords
After the arrival of the Solundoy in mid January, Johnson Marine now harvest all of the farmed Salmon in Iceland