Marsun Shipyard in Thailand is proud to announce the contract of two Inertia M3 high-speed trimaran crew transfer vessels with U-Ming Marine Offshore Company Limited (UMO), a joint venture between U-Ming Marine Transport Corporation and World Marine Offshore (WMO).
Marsun Shipyard has worked diligently to win the contract in strong competition with numerous international shipyards, and with this contract Marsun is securing a strong position as a high-quality builder for the international offshore windfarm Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) market.
The vessels are designed by WI-ND Naval Architects based on the proven Inertia trimaran hull form, and in close collaboration with Sydney based high-speed craft experts One2three Naval Architects. The experienced design team provides Marsun Shipyard with a complete engineering package to build efficient, weight and cost optimised vessels. The vessels will be built to Danish Flag requirements and classed as passenger vessels in Bureau Veritas in compliance with IMO high-speed code.
The aluminium hull features three independent and identical drivelines in three separate hulls, giving the vessel unparalleled redundancy, manoeuvrability, and flexibility to optimise engine running hours. Optimised hull features give the vessel high inertia and soft motions to provide a comfortable platform for extended periods offshore, and together with the hydraulic Softbow fender, the latest generation of Inertia trimaran hulls have proven to transfer service personnel in up to 3m significant wave height. The hull design is also prepared for hybrid installation.
The spacious accommodation features 24 passenger seats with 180-degree visibility, 2 single officer cabins and 2 double crew cabins along with a generous crew mess and TV lounge area. The entire superstructure is installed on resilient mounts and together with the low vibrations from the waterjet propulsion, the noise levels in the superstructure will be well below 60 dBA at all speeds. The forward deck area features a large cargo deck for containers and toolboxes as well as an impressive 50 cubic metre climate-controlled storage facility under deck only made possible by the form of the trimaran hull shape.
Marsun Shipyard has through its 40 years experience delivered various types of vessels, such as: fast patrol crafts, fast attack missile crafts, crew and supply vessels, ferries, yachts, oil spill recovery vessels and multi-purpose crafts. Through the highly experienced and ISO certified workforce including in-house engineering and design consultancy services, Marsun ensures that customers receive affordable and high-quality vessels on time and in line with the performance requirements. With the additional support of a renowned after-sale and maintenance team, customers are guaranteed the smoothest possible operation from day one.