Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that it has concluded a time charter contract with Shimizu Corporation for two crew transfer vessels for offshore windfarm at Ishikari Bay New Port, says an article published on their website.
International Safety Management Code
This marks the MOL Group’s first entry into the CTV business. In addition, one of the CTVs, The KAZEHAYA owned by MOL, is the first CTV in Japan managed and operated under International Safety Management Code, which is the international standard of ship safety management system, certified by Nippon Kaiji Kyokai(ClassNK).
MOL Group company MOL Coastal Shipping, Ltd. (President: Hiroshi Kobayashi; Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo) will operate the CTVs, which will support the construction and operation of the project, transporting workers to and from the offshore windfarm.
The vessels are slated to begin service later this month. By applying the international standard ship safety management system to a coastal CTV in Japan , the MOL Group will provide higher quality CTV services at offshore windfarms that will be developed in various parts of Japan in the future.
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