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MV Research and MV Charisma
Client: MV Research and MV Charisma
Location: Lerwick Harbour, Shetland


To design and install bespoke new fish handling systems for two of the biggest fishing vessels in the Scottish pelagic fishing fleet, Research and Charisma.

Preserving the quality of mackerel and herring caught in the North Atlantic is of paramount importance for the skippers of fishing boats. The task was to speed up the transfer of the catch from net to refrigerated tank while reducing the impact of the process on the fish.


Using 3D CAD design software SolidWorks, Ocean Kinetics offered different options to the clients for integrating prefabricated new water separators into new, more efficient fish-handling systems with fewer air gates constructed from stainless steel and marine aluminium.

The work on the Research was completed in 2012 and on the Charisma in 2013.
As well as fabricating the chutes and pipework using Ocean Kinetics’ Esprit HD plasma cutter, CNC press brake and teams of highly-skilled welders, we also constructed new access decking, walkways and handrails.


No disruption to harbour
World's largest pelagic trawlers
Completed with no incidents or injuries
“We’re delighted with the work done by Ocean Kinetics. The fish are pumped aboard much more efficiently, which has been good for quality.”
Willie Williamson, Skipper, Research


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For assistance and support please contact:

Paul Wilson
T: 01595 697 902 / 0785 075 1606

James Isbister
T: 01595 697 916 / 0784 187 3498