The Warrenpoint to Heysham Ro-Ro SEATRUCK PERFORMANCE became the first vessel to visit Harland & Wolff since the completion of the yards rescue by InfraStrata when she arrived at Belfast Dry Dock yesterday afternoon. The Flensburger-built freighter is no stranger to Belfast or the shipyard. She served Stena Line’s Belfast – Heysham route on charter between September 2012 until the end of August 2018, as well as having dry-docked at H&W multiple times during her career.
Unlike this years earlier visit, her current dry-docking is for scheduled maintenance. Sister-ship SEATRUCK PRECISION is also expected to dry dock at Harland & Wolff once SEATRUCK PERFORMANCE returns to service. Fleet-mate SEATRUCK PANORAMA, which normally sails on the Liverpool – Dublin route, is acting as relief ship on the Warrenpoint run during the dry docking period.
InfraStrata signed an agreement last month with Spanish fabricator Navantia to cooperate with Harland & Wolff on future contracts. The agreement will see the companies cooperate on future offshore wind work as well as British Navy tenders. Harland & Wolff was part of the bid team for the“Arrowhead 140” consortium consortium which won the Royal Navy Type 31 frigate order earlier this year.