Live Fish Transfer
A load of live fish being lifted from the deck of the wellboat and emptied into the tanks of the truck. Keeping the fish in plenty of water during the lift is essential, so that they remain calm and comfortable for the short time they are being moved.
The brailer used for loading the live fish into the lifting tank. Because there’s up to 5m tidal variation in Ayr harbour, it would not be possible for the crane on the wellboat to empty the brailer directly into the road tanker. The lifting tank, with its outlet aperture especially made to fit the hatches in the transport tanks, allowed gentle and spill-free movement between the wellboat and the truck.