MV James

MV James is a versatile workboat that has proven to be a reliable and efficient vessel for aquaculture assistance. The vessel can be used for tasks such as net washing, cage washing, net changing, grid installation and removals, fish farming, fish treating, fuel transfer, and food transfer, among other associated duties. MV James is also capable of performing guard duty, cargo transfer, civil support, and dive platform operations. Additionally, the vessel can deliver construction equipment and materials, serve as a crane barge, and function as a dredge material hopper barge with spud legs. 


Type of vesselLanding Craft
Building YearRebuilt 2009
Basic Functions

Aquaculture Assistance

Net washing, cage washing, net changing, grid installation and removals, fish treating, fuel transfer, food transfer and all other associated duties.

Guard duty, Cargo transfer, Civil support, Dive platforms, construction equipment & materials delivery, crane barge, dredge material hopper barge with spud legs, water barge (75 tonne water in main tanks), anchor handling.

ClassificationFull Irish and UK Loadlines
IMO Number8034203
Gross Tonnage105
Call SignEI-TT-2



Tank Capacities

Fuel Oil15 cubic meter (15,000 litres)
Fresh Water4 cubic meter
Other Fresh Water75 cubic meter


Speed10 knots

Propulsion System

Main engines2 x Volvo D12 new 2009
Total power700hp
Propulsion2 x fixed pitch propellors
GearboxesTwin Disc

Auxillary Equipment

GeneratorDeutz air cooled

Deck Layout

Deck CraneEpsilon E28.140 Electric Hydraulic 1999
SWL @6m 4600kg, @13m 3500kg

Approved Stability Book to carry 3 x ISO 30 tonne water tanks for treating salmon
Capstan6 tonne line pull
Deck area115 sqm of clear deck area covered with 3inch thick timber. This deck area can be side sheeted with 4inch bog mats to turn the vessel into a 100 cubic meter hopper barge, ideal for dredge material that needs to be put ashore as the vessel is self propelled with 2 options of unloading 1) dig off pier wall, 2) unload using bow ramp


WorkshopWelder, cutting gear, gas, full workshop of tools
AccommodationAccommodate 6 persons
Power 380v/220v/24v/12v
Central Heating
Fridge, freezer, cooker, microwave
Shower, toilet
Nautical & Communication
Plotter Max Sea plotter 3D
2 x Simrad VHF
Koden & Simrad radars
Koden GPS
Koden AIS
Simrad Autopilot
Searchlight & Floodlights