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Blessing the CWind Pioneer

Tuesday 23rd February 2021

In February 2021, the CWind Pioneer was blessed at Wight Shipyard Co. by Sam Moncur, Head of Tendering at CWind.

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, we were unable to hold an event to celebrate this exciting milestone, so instead, two colleagues – Sam Moncur, Head of Tendering at CWind, and Ian Douglas, CEO of Global Marine Group – visited Wight Shipyard, where the CWind Pioneer was built to mark this momentous occasion. Peter Morton, CEO of Wight Shipyard, was also in attendance.

Read the full blessing:

Today marks a new generation of crew transfer vessels, offering a greener, more efficient alternative to traditional SOVs and CTVs for the offshore wind industry.

She is the first of her kind, named to demonstrate her position at the forefront of technology. As she takes to the seas, we are here to celebrate this significant milestone, showing a further step towards a more sustainable future.

We wish health, happiness, and good fortune for all who board her.

I name this vessel, CWind Pioneer. May God bless her and all who sail in her.

Please note, social distancing and additional hygeine measures were in place throughout. In addition, colleagues wore face masks (when not on camera) and both Sam and Ian took PCR and lateral flow tests prior to, and on the day of, the blessing.

See the CWind Pioneer in action here.