UPDATE 28.09.19 PM: EUROPEAN CAUSEWAY resumed service earlier than previously expected with the 20:00 sailing from Larne this evening.
P&O Ferries EUROPEAN CAUSEWAY arrived back at Larne on Friday morning following her second dry docking this year. The Japanese-built Ro-Pax entered Number 2 dry dock at Cammell Laird, Birkenhead on September 3rd. She had been expected to return to service on the September 23, but this was subsequently delayed.
At present EUROPEAN CAUSEWAY is expected to return to service tomorrow (Sunday) morning, but this may be subject to change. Her return will see the restoration of the sailing times on her Cairnryan to Larne route.
European Seaway at Gdansk for Repairs
During EUROPEAN CAUSEWAY‘s absence, the service between Cairnryan and Larne has been maintained solely by part-sister EUROPEAN HIGHLANDER. EUROPEAN SEAWAY had been originally expected to cover, but following an incident in Dunkerque this plan was shelved. The latter vessel was seen leaving Dunkerque under the tow of the tug FAIRPLAY 33 on September 17th. FAIRPLAY 33 with EUROPEAN SEAWAY in tow arrived at Gdansk on Wednesday (25.09.19). At Gdansk it is expected that ‘Seaway’ will be repaired before returning to the Dover Strait.