About Us
Established in 1967 as a passenger ferry operator, MF Marine Operations Limited have evolved to meet the needs of oil industry, and other activity, in and around the Cromarty Firth and inner Moray Firth areas. We are able to offer a comprehensive range of marine services including workboat and barge hire, marine labour services, consultancy and project management.

MF Marine Operations Limited have been the leading marine transport supplier to the drilling companies that have been coming to the Cromarty Firth since the early 1980’s, and today we continue to provide essential services to the engineering companies carrying out Inspection, Repair and Maintenance work on the visiting oilrigs. As well as working with the oil industry MF Marine Operations Limited have worked on civil engineering and construction projects, are regularly involved with lifting and mooring operations, have provided boats for survey companies, worked with the aquaculture industry, and have a growing involvement with marine renewables projects. We have also participated in several salvage operations, including the raising of a WWII Wellington bomber from the depths of Loch Ness.

Based in Invergordon, 20 miles north of Inverness, we are ideally situated to serve the Cromarty & Inverness Firths, the inner Moray Firth and the Caledonian Canal, but have also been involved in several other projects elsewhere in Scotland.

We currently operate several vessels and barges, in a variety of roles including the transportation of cargo and personnel, the supply of potable water and fuel, safety standby cover, crane/lifting platforms, oilrig anchor chain removal/reinstatement, cruise liner and oil tanker mooring, and general harbour duties. We also specialise in carrying long/wide and heavy loads.

Our management team has a wealth of experience and knowledge gained from work in the civil engineering, offshore, aquaculture and marine engineering industries, as well as many years with workboats and marine services. Our crew, engineering support, and other operatives are highly experienced, competent individuals, whom have helped us develop a company culture that is one of professionalism combined with a positive “can do” attitude.
Workboat and barge hire
40 years of experience
Workboat Operator
Marine Service provider
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