This Rolls-Royce Tanker Is a School Bus for SalmonAndrew Tarantola11/29/13 12:00pmFiled to: Monster Machinesaquaculturerolls-royceshipssalmon7EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkFish tends to spoil fast, even when kept on ice. So to ensure that farm-raised salmon remain at peak of their freshness (read: still swimming) for whole trip to back to shore for processing, Rolls-Royce is building the world's largest mobile aquarium/meat wagon. Aquaculture, especially the open-water variety, is quickly gaining traction as a sustainable alternative to traditional fisheries. But the further off-shore these fish farms move, the longer it takes to get them back to shore for processing and the greater chance there is for spoilage. Sure, you could put the fish on ice for the trip but with individual harvests topping 450 tons of ichthyoid, keeping them cool for that long gets expensive fast. Instead, the new Rolls-Royce type NVC 386 tanker will keep its charges alive during transport, storing them in massive below-deck pens.