Northern Ireland Ferries (current)

In this category all ferries currently operating to or within Northern Ireland which have profiles on NI Ferry Site are listed.

  • Frazer Ferries STRANGFORD seen leaving Greencastle at the start of another crossing to Magilligan Point while in service for Scenic Lough Foyle Ferry, Spring 2019. Scenic Lough Foyle Ferry.

    STRANGFORD (Vessel Profile)

    MV STRANGFORD (also known as STRANGFORD FERRY, as that was the name she had painted on her hull) was the smaller of the 2 vehicle carrying vessels operating on the link across Strangford Lough between Strangford and Portaferry until the end of 2016.  Until the entry into service of the PORTAFERRY II, STRANGFORD FERRY was the main vessel on the route, having launched the vehicle ferry service in 1969.  Following PORTAFERRY II‘s arrival her role changed to provide extra capacity on the service during the summer and to cover maintenance on the larger PORTAFERRY II.  STRANGFORD FERRY was originally built for Down County Council in 1969, and was earmarked as far back as 2009 for replacement in 2016, by which stage she was operational for some 47 years. The “Strangford Ferry”…

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  • Portaferry - Strangford Ferry Portaferry II

    Portaferry II (Vessel Profile)

    Overview Portaferry II was the main vessel used on the Strangford – Portaferry vehicle and passenger service across Strangford Lough in County Down until February 2017.  A more modern part-sister ship was ordered in 2015 to act as a replacement for Strangford Ferry and operate alongside Portaferry II.  The new vessel, Strangford II, was introduced into service on the 2nd of February 2017.  The two vessels will operate interchangeably with the option to run both on the service during peak times. In late 2015 to early 2016 Portaferry II had a dry dock and refit at a cost of around £374,000.  This involved the vessel crossing the Irish Sea to Cammell Laird Birkenhead, under her own power but shadowed by a tug…

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  • STENA MERSEY seen on her way to Birkenhead from Belfast, 12.05.19. Copyright © David Faerder.

    Stena Lagan / Stena Mersey (Vessel Profile)

    Profile of Stena Line's Visentini-built RoPax sister-ships STENA LAGAN (IMO: 9329849) and STENA MERSEY (IMO: 9329851), which operate on the Belfast - Liverpool route. Includes an overview of their history, technical specifications, and photographs of the vessels inside and out.

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  • Stena Hibernia in Belfast Lough.

    Stena Hibernia and Stena Scotia (Vessel profile)

    An overview of the Stena Line freight ferries STENA SCOTIA and STENA HIBERNIA. Includes history, technical information, and photographs of the Belfast based sisters.

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  • EUROPEAN CAUSEWAY approaches Cairnryan during August 2018 at the end of another sailing from Larne. Copyright © Steven Tarbox.


    Profile of P&O Ferries European Causeway and European Highlander which operate between Larne and Cairnryan. Pictures, history, technical data and deckplans.

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  • STENA SUPERFAST VIII swings off the berth at Belfast Victoria Terminal 4 (North) at the start of another routine crossing to Cairnryan. Copyright © Steven Tarbox.


    Your guide to Stena Line's Belfast to Cairnryan passenger and freight ferries 'Stena Superfast VII' and 'Stena Superfast VIII'.

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