Crew Transfer Vessels News


U.S. Shipbuilding Sector in Focus: Crew Transfer Vessels

Jul 02, 2024

A fleet of Jones Act compliant crew transfer vessels is growing in stride with the United States’ burgeoning offshore wind industry.When the United Sates’ first purpose-built crew transfer vessel (CTV), Atlantic Pioneer, was delivered in 2016, the country’s offshore wind industry was just getting off the ground. In the years that followed, the industry has been building up—perhaps slower than expected at times—but today is moving forward in earnest…

WINDEA CTV Fleet Takes Shape

Jul 05, 2024

With its two latest vessel deliveries, WINDEA CTV has completed its inaugural fleet of Jones Act qualified crew transfer vessels (CTV) to service the growing U.S. offshore wind industry.The four brand-new Incat Crowther-designed hybrid-ready…

St. Johns Ship Building Delivers Third CTV in 6 Months

Jun 24, 2024

Palatka, Fla. shipbuilder St. Johns Ship Building delivered Windea Enterprise, the second of three Jones Act-compliant Incat Crowther 30-meter crew transport vessels (CTV) ordered by WINDEA CTV, LLC, a partnership of Hornblower Wind and MidOcean Wind…

Damen Delivers Third Low-Emission Offshore Wind Fast Crew Boat to Purus

May 30, 2024

Damen Shipyards has delivered the third fast crew supplier (FCS) hybrid vessel to Purus, designed to provide low emission crew transfer services to the offshore wind sector.The vessels are fitted with 190 kW battery arrays that enable them to…

Longer-Endurance CTV with 'Sleep Aboard' Capability Unveiled

May 17, 2024

NAV Engineering (NAV), a subsidiary of Newport Shipping established in 2023, unveiled its latest Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) design, HybriNav35.At 35.4m long, HybriNav35 is designed to cater for increased endurance of up to two weeks, where crew will be able to sleep onboard the vessel…

Chartwell Marine and VARD Partner on 55-Meter Offshore Wind Craft

Oct 03, 2023

UK-based offshore vessel designer Chartwell Marine has partnered with a designer and shipbuilder of specialized vessels, VARD, to introduce the Midi-SOV: a 'revolutionary' 55-meter offshore wind craft. 'Coming to both the US and European markets in 2024…

Artemis Technologies Unveils 'Revitalized' Crew Transfer Vessel

Aug 16, 2023

Artemis Technologies on Thursday announced what it described as 'the latest evolution' of the Artemis EF-12 Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) and daughter craft, featuring a revitalized design that, the company says, raises the bar for crew comfort and operational excellence during offshore missions…

Reygar's Tech Helps HST Marine's Hybrid CTVs to Lower Emissions and Boost Efficiency

Aug 09, 2023

Swansea-based HST Marine, a Purus Wind company, is using Reygar’s BareFLEET technology to understand and report on the performance of its hybrid Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs), and reduce emissions.The company currently has four hybrid CTVs in operation with three more soon to enter service…

NYK Commences Operation of CTV for Offshore Wind Farm

Jul 13, 2023

NYK has delivered Rera As, an NYK-owned crew transport vessel (CTV), to Siemens Gamesa for the Ishikari Bay New Port offshore wind farm.The ClassNK certified vessel is the first CTV owned and operated by the NYK Group and is largest gross tonnage…

Hybrid Crew Transfer Vessel WINDEA ONE Joins Orsted's North Sea Wind Farm Fleet

Jun 26, 2023

The first 32m parallel hybrid crew transfer vessel (CTV) designed by Incat Crowther for Emden-based EMS Maritime Offshore (EMO) has been delivered, with the vessel already servicing Germany’s offshore wind industry.According to Incat Crowther…

MOL Group Enters CTV Business with Charter Deal for Ishikari Bay New Port Wind Farm

Jun 15, 2023

Japan's Mitsui O.S.K. Line has concluded a time charter contract with Shimizu Corporation for two crew transfer vessels (CTV) for an offshore wind farm at Ishikari Bay New Port. 'This marks the MOL Group’s first entry into the CTV business. In addition…

Mainstay Marine to Build Crew Transfer Vessel for Seacat Services

Jun 13, 2023

Offshore energy support vessel operator Seacat Services has partnered up with marine engineering firm Mainstay Marine Solutions, to build the 20th vessel in its fleet, and the fifth Seacat Chartwell Ambitious design.The partnership comes amidst ongoing complexities in the UK shipbuilding market…

Crew Transfer Vessel Arrives in Japan to Serve Ishikari Bay New Port Offshore Wind Project

Apr 25, 2023

A new crew transfer vessel (CTV) for the Ishikari Bay New Port offshore wind farm in Hokkaido Prefecture arrived in Japan from Singapore on April 19, Japan's NYK has informed. The vessel is named “Rera As.”After completing its sea trials, the…

Strategic Marine Commissions Study on Hybrid CTVs

Apr 19, 2023

Singapore-based boat builder Strategic Marine has commissioned a study to compare the efficiency of traditional diesel-powered and hybrid-powered crew transfer vessels (CTV).The study, to be conducted by the Maritime Energy and Sustainable Development…

Southeast Asia's "First" Hybrid CTV Handed Over to HST Marine at Strategic Marine New Shipyard

Mar 29, 2023

Shipbuilder Strategic Marine on Wednesday unveiled a new shipyard featuring a 5,000-DWT dry dock and a 6,000-DWT slipway. The company said it had also handed over Southeast Asia’s first hybrid crew transfer vessel (CTV) to HST Marine, and unveiled the Gen-4 One fast crew boat (FCB)…

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