Ocean Ute


The MV Ocean Ute is the latest addition to the Wellard fleet and was converted into a livestock carrier in 2010.

The vessel can transport about 5,000 cattle or 20,000 sheep, or a combination of both.

The MV Ocean Ute is classified by Bureau Veritas.

It has visited ports in South and South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Middle America, Gulf of Mexico, South America East Coast, East Asia and Mediterranean Sea.

Vessel specifications

Port of Registry: Majuro
Flag: Marshall islands
Call Sign: V7UT5
IMO Number: 9074925
Official Number: 4024
Owners: Ruchira Ships Limited, Marshall Islands
Managers: Korkyra Shipping d.o.o., Korcula, Croatia
Built: Dec 1994,  Verlome Scheepswerf Heusden BV-Holland

Aug 2011 – converted into a livestock carrier in Minnan Shipyard – Shanghai, China

Type: Container ship converted into a Livestock Carrier
Class: Bureau Veritas
LOA: 139,95 m
Breadth max: 20,00 m
Depth: 12,60 m
Draft when loaded: 7,20 m
GRT / NT: 12665 / 4475
Deadweight: 6767,58
Cargo capacity: 5000 cattles
Loading decks area: 7268 sqm
Main Engine: 2 x Ulstein Bergen Diesel, BRM-8 4SCSA 3530kW @750 rpm each
Aux. engines: 5 x Caterpillar,  Model C 18, 601Kw 805 Bhp @1800 rpm each
Speed: 15 kts
Number of Crew: 36