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Seatruck Precision at Heysham while Panorama goes to dry dock.

Seatruck Ferries Flensburger built ro-ro SEATRUCK PRECISION (until recently STENA PRECISION) has left Liverpool following her end-of-charter handover and dry-docking.  She is currently at anchor off Heysham ahead of a planned entry to service this evening between the Lancashire port and Warrenpoint.  The vessel she will replace, CLIPPER PENNANT, is currently  berthed at Heysham having crossed from Warrenpoint overnight.  She is expected to operate tomorrows 15:30 departure from Liverpool to Dublin, displacing CLIPPER RANGER from the route.

SEATRUCK PRECISION makes her way along the River Mersey from Cammell-Laird to Langton Lock, Liverpool. 5th September 2018. Copyright © Das Boot 160. Flickr.
SEATRUCK PRECISION makes her way along the River Mersey from Cammell-Laird to Langton Lock, Liverpool. 5th September 2018. Copyright © Das Boot 160. Flickr.

Meanwhile, SEATRUCK PANORAMA is now in  Cammell-Lairds Number 5 dry-dock.  She moved to the facility from the nearby Wet Basin yesterday morning at around 9am.  It is still not clear what her next assignment will be, though it could be a case of releasing one or more of the other Dublin to Liverpool vessels for their own dry-docking’s.

SEATRUCK PANORAMA seen inbound to Cammell-Laird's wet basin, 1st September 2018. Copyright © Rob Foy (Facebook Page)
SEATRUCK PANORAMA seen inbound to Cammell-Laird’s wet basin, 1st September 2018. Copyright © Rob Foy (Facebook Page)

At the time of writing, the Seatruck fleet deployments from tomorrow are as follows:

Warrenpoint – HeyshamSEATRUCK PERFORMANCE
SEATRUCK PRECISION
Dublin – LiverpoolSEATRUCK PROGRESS
SEATRUCK POWER
SEATRUCK PACE
CLIPPER PENNANT
Dublin – HeyshamCLIPPER POINT
Not yet allocatedCLIPPER RANGER
SEATRUCK PANORAMA

 

Steven Tarbox

Steven is a former retail professional and a ferry writer and photographer. He created NI Ferry Site as a web design project in 2014 to be a news and information source for everyone with an interest in ferries, with a particular focus on Northern Ireland. Steven is the editor of the website and looks after all of the technical aspects.
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