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Dry Dock Update: P&O Ferries Norbay Returns to Service, Norbank Leaves for Poland

Summary: P&O Ferries NORBAY has returned to service, allowing sister-ship NORBANK to head for dry docking in Poland. STENA EUROPE has arrived in Turkey while OSCAR WILDE is expected to leave Belfast during the week.
P&O Ferries NORBAY leaves Dublin for Liverpool on her first sailing following a three-week absence for dry docking in Poland, 24.03.19. Copyright © Robbie Cox.
P&O Ferries NORBAY leaves Dublin for Liverpool on her first sailing following a three-week absence for dry docking in Poland, 24.03.19. Copyright © Robbie Cox.

P&O Ferries Dublin to Liverpool “Super Freighter” NORBAY returned to Dublin last night following a three-week absence due to drydocking in Poland. She left Dublin for Liverpool at around 7 am this morning for her first revenue earning sailing following her dry dock.  Sister-ship NORBANK left Liverpool at around 08:30 for her own drydocking at the same yard, Remontowa in Gdansk.  At the time of writing, she is passing between Rathlin Island and Islay.

P&O Ferries NORBAY arrives in Dublin for the first time following a three-week absence for dry docking in Poland, 23.03.19. Copyright © Robbie Cox.
P&O Ferries NORBAY arrives in Dublin for the first time following a three-week absence for dry docking in Poland, 23.03.19. Copyright © Robbie Cox.

Stena Line’s STENA EUROPE has arrived at Gemak Shipyard Group’s facility in Tuzla, Turkey, over the weekend for life extension work.  Irish Ferries OSCAR WILDE meanwhile remains in Belfast Dry Dock and is currently expected to leave on Tuesday evening (according to Belfast vessel movements).

Screenshot from MarineTraffic.com showing NORBANK en route to Gdansk for dry docking, 24.03.19. MarineTraffic.com
Screenshot from MarineTraffic.com showing NORBANK en route to Gdansk for dry docking, 24.03.19. MarineTraffic.com

With thanks to Robbie Cox for the use of his images

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