P&O Ferries refit relief vessel for Larne this year, the German-built Dover – Calais freight ferry EUROPEAN SEAWAY, left Calais earlier today with a destination of Larne. The 180m long Schichau-Seebeckwerft built vessel will operate the Larne – Cairnryan route in place of first EUROPEAN HIGHLANDER then EUROPEAN CAUSEWAY whilst they go to Cammell-Laird (Birkenhead) for refit and dry docking. This will be the first time the vessel has visited either Larne or Cairnryan, and she will be the largest vessel to ever operate between the ports. You can track the progress of EUROPEAN SEAWAY below. At present it is expected that she will arrive in Larne for the first time around 8am on Wednesday morning (3/5/17), with her first services from the port expected to be at the weekend. As always, please check with P&O Ferries directly for the latest sailing information.
Seatruck have confirmed that former Warrenpoint – Heysham vessel Clipper Pennant is going out on charter as well as their future fleet deployments.
The new vessel still has no date for entering service. Meanwhile operator’s ‘annus horribilis’ continues with an unusual amount of cancellations and delays.
Since publishing our update on the former STENA GALLOWAY (presently LE RIF, originally GALLOWAY PRINCESS) and STENA ANTRIM (Presently IBN BATOUTA, originally ST. CHRISTOPHER), further information has come to light.
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