U-Ming Marine Offshore Adds Two More SWATH CTVs to Its Fleet

U-Ming Marine Offshore Company Limited (UMO) has acquired two secondhand crew transfer vessels (CTVs), UMO Mistral and UMO Scirocco, and completed their reflagging.

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The company, a joint venture between Taiwan’s bulk shipping company U-Ming Marine Transport Corporation and Denmark’s World Marine Offshore (WMO), said the 25-metre long CTVs were trimaran SWATH vessels ideal for the harsh environment in Taiwan.

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The hull form of the trimaran gives crew and passengers optimal sea comfort and less fatigue, and reduced slamming, UMO said.

According to the company, the design shows a 40 per cent improvement of uptime compared to the best catamarans available on the market. Accommodation and wheelhouse areas are placed aft on the vessel, which is expected to reduce heave and pitch to improve sea comfort, UMO stated.

The company also said it has invested in a BareFleet remote monitoring system used to send daily reports about the crew, technicians and equipment scheduling, fuel consumption, weather patterns, a safety report, and drill status to customers, as well as to ensure that shore‐based managers are fully aware of the vessels’ operational status and safety.

Two further CTVs are under construction and scheduled to be delivered in the second half of 2022.

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All four CTVs have secured charter contracts in the Taiwan offshore wind market, according to UMO.

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