Revolutionary Fish Farming Vessel “Ocean Ark” Advances: Collaboration For French Registration

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  • DNV and Ocean Sovereign Partnership.
  • Ocean Ark drifts with fish shoals and natural flows, safeguarding aquatic life, crew, and ecosystem.
  • Partnerships with French fishing and aquaculture entities strengthen the project’s foothold.

DNV and Ocean Sovereign join forces for French registration of the Ocean Ark, a pioneering fish-farming vessel.

DNV’s expertise in quality control and risk management ensures compliance with French laws for safe deployment, reports Maritime Insight.

Innovative Aquacultural Concept

Ocean Ark, designed by UK firm Ocean Sovereign and Ocean Arks Technology, revolutionizes offshore aquaculture.

Compliant with IMO, Marpol, and Solas rules, featuring a self-cleaning trimaran superstructure.

Impressive specs include 174m length, 64m width, 450-ton feed storage capacity, and 5,000-ton fish production capacity per cycle.

Environmental Safeguards and Operational Integrity

Ocean Ark drifts with fish shoals and natural flows, safeguarding aquatic life, crew, and ecosystem.

DNV ensures operational integrity assurance, maritime system certification, and vessel classification to mitigate risks.

Addresses threats like storms, algae blooms, and marine heat waves, enhancing fish welfare and productivity.

Ideal Environment in France

France offers vast maritime exclusive economic zones and Europe’s largest salmon market.

Partnerships with French fishing and aquaculture entities strengthen the project’s foothold in the region.

Vision and Goals

CEO Zeyd Fassi Fehri underscores the importance of DNV’s expertise for secure ship deployment in France.

Ocean Sovereign aims to operate a fleet generating 120,000 tons for US and European markets within five years.

Aligns with the company’s commitment to innovation and environmentally friendly aquaculture practices.

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Source: Marine Insight

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