Representing the Scottish fishing fleet

SFF Services

Provision of marine services to offshore industries


Vessel services to oil and gas,

renewables, cables and survey industries


Offshore and onshore consultants

Personnel services to oil and gas,

renewables, cables, and survey industries


Consultancy Services


SFF Services Limited

Established in 1986 by the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF), SFF Services (SFFSL) provides offshore marine industries with a range of vessel and personnel services.

SFF Services Limited provides the platform for fishing vessels to be used by the offshore oil and gas, renewables and subsea cable sectors as guard vessels to provide protection for vulnerable subsea infrastructure such as pipelines under construction, wellheads awaiting full protection, power, renewable energy, telecommunication and umbilical cables.  Vessels are also used to undertake post decommissioning and debris clearance trawl sweeps, overtrawlability verification work and a variety of survey (including seismic support vessels and vessels capable of AUV and ROV deployment) and environmental monitoring (including oil spill response) activities.

Offshore Personnel services such as Fisheries Liaison Officers (FLO) are commonly provided aboard Clients’ Construction Vessels and on Seismic Survey Vessels, to liaise with fishing and general marine traffic encountered during the course of operations with the aim of keeping any disruption to a minimum for all parties.  In addition to the FLO role, personnel are provided to undertake environmental work, such as Marine Mammal Observers (MMO) and Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) operatives.

Onshore consultancy services are also provided.

Recent News

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Offshore Operations and Marine Mammals – Protection is Important

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SFF Services Limited welcomes visit from Norway’s Oil and Gas Authorities

Delegates from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate this week visited the […]

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SFF Services Limited and Texo DSI (UKCS) Announce Strategic Partnership

SFF Services Limited (SFFSL), commercial division of the Scottish Fishermen’s […]

Services and Environmental Portfolio

Guard Vessels

Chase Support Vessels

Trawl Sweep Vessels

Specialist Personnel

Environmental Monitoring

Renewables Support Services