SPOTD – M/V Aranui, The Mullet Of Cruise Ships
M/V Aranui 5 is a mixed passenger/cargo vessel that went into service as of 12 December 2015 between Tahiti and the Marquesas Islands. With a homeport of Papeete, French Polynesia the Aranui 5 is registered as a passenger ship under the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), for international operation.
She was built in China and arrived in Papeete, Tahiti on 9 November 2015.
The ship is owned and operated by C.P.T.M.. Founded in 1954 by the patriarch of the Wong family from Tahiti, first as Wing Man Hing and subsequently as C.P.T.M., its ships have been plying the waters of French Polynesia for over six decades.
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