U-Ming Marine Offshore Company Limited (UMO) has acquired two secondhand crew transfer vessels (CTVs) and completed their reflagging.
The company, a joint venture between U-Ming Marine Transport Corporation and World Marine Offshore A/S, said the vessels, “UMO Mistral” and “UMO Scirocco” were trimaran SWATH vessels ideal for the harsh environment in Taiwan.
"The hull form of the trimaran gives crew and passengers optimal sea comfort and less fatigue, and reduced slamming. The design shows a 40% improvement of uptime compared to best catamarans available on the market. Accommodation and wheelhouse areas are placed aft on the vessel, to reduce heave and pitch for improved sea comfort," UMO said.
"The vessels are ballasted down at the transfer station, to reduce roll, pitch and heave movements of the vessel to a minimum and they are fitted with a patented hydraulic fender system “Soft Bow” that allows the vessels to approach in higher seas," UMO added.
UMO also said it has invested in a BareFLEET remote monitoring system used to send daily reports about crew, technicians and equipment scheduling, fuel consumption, weather patterns, a safety report, and drill status to customers, as well as shore‐based managers with regards to the vessels' safety feature and operational status.
Two further CTVs are under construction and scheduled to be delivered in the second half of 2022. All four CTVs have secured contracts in the Taiwan offshore wind market.