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FRAZER MARINER to cover the Scenic Carlingford Ferry service

The “Scenic Lough Foyle Ferry” vessel FRAZER MARINER is to cover the “Scenic Carlingford Ferry” service whilst the regular vessel, Frazer Ferries fleet-mate AISLING GABRIELLE, undergoes her annual survey. We understand the FRAZER MARINER will enter service between Greencastle and Greenore sometime next week.

Frazer Ferries AISLING GARBRIELLE on trials at Greenore in advance of commencing the Scenic Carlingford Ferry service from the Louth port to Greencastle in County Down. Courtesy of the Carlingford Twitter/Facebook page.
Frazer Ferries AISLING GARBRIELLE on trials at Greenore in advance of commencing the Scenic Carlingford Ferry service from the Louth port to Greencastle in County Down. Courtesy of the Carlingford Twitter/Facebook page.

Following the conclusion of her 2017 season across Lough Foyle, FRAZER MARINER underwent some maintenance at Lisahally Docks (Foyle Port) which saw both of her vehicle ramps removed. In early January 2018 she visited the shipyard of Ardmaleish Boatbuilding Company at Port Bannatyne, near Rothesay, Isle of Bute, Scotland.  She was also noted in Bangor (County Down) on the 27th and 28th of January, and Portavogie the on Friday the 26th.  At the time of writing she is at anchor in Carlingford Lough, having left Bangor on the morning of Monday the 29th.  AISLING GABRIELLE is the former Lough Foyle ferry FOYLE VENTURE.

FRAZER MARINER in Bangor, 28/01/18. Copyright © Steven Tarbox.
FRAZER MARINER in Bangor, 28/01/18. Copyright © Steven Tarbox.

Title image: FRAZER MARINER pictured crossing Lough Foyle on her first day of service, 17/7/17. Copyright © Martin McKenna.

Steven Tarbox

Steven is a ferry blogger and photographer from Belfast. He founded NI Ferry Site in 2014, and still acts as the editor. Steven also looks after all of the technical aspects of the website.
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