The Seatruck P series is a series of 4 ro-ro vessels designed by Knud E. Hansen AS and built in Spain by Astilleros de Huelva for Seatruck Ferries/Clipper Group. The series is designed to ‘Heysham Max’ specification, that is, the vessels are of the greatest permissible dimensions for operation in Heysham harbour.
The vessels are powered totally by Wärtsilä, with the Finnish company supplying the main engines, generators, and thrusters. The vessels can transport 120 freight units on 3 vehicle decks, in addition to 12 drivers. Delivery of all 4 vessels was in 2008 and 2009.
SEATRUCK PANORAMA and CLIPPER PENNANT currently operate the Seatruck Warrenpoint to Heysham service, while SEATRUCK PACE operates on Seatruck’s Heysham to Liverpool service. CLIPPER POINT is currently operating between Liverpool and Dublin having previously been on charter to Intershipping, operating in the Mediterranean between Algeciras and Tangier Med. SEATRUCK PANORAMA and CLIPPER PENNANT will be replaced on the Warrenpoint to Heysham service by the larger STENA PRECISION and STENA PERFORMER when they return from charter in September 2018.
In early October 2018 CLIPPER PENNANT started a short-term charter with DFDS covering on their Immingham to Cuxhaven route. She then went on a longer term charter to Canary Bridge Seaways in November, returning to Seatruck during December ’19.
On arrival in Dublin on December 13th, she was chartered to P&O Ferries for their Dublin – Liverpool service, operating in competition with her sister-ship SEATRUCK PANORAMA on the competing Seatruck service. Her first sailing for P&O was at around 15:15 ex Dublin on December 14, operating an additional Saturday crossing following the failure of MISTRAL in Dublin Bay. SEATRUCK PANORAMA also replaced the latter vessel in the P&O Ferries fleet.
A series of pictures taken onboard SEATRUCK PACE by Scott Mackey can be found at
The Seatruck P Series
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Knud E. Hansen A/S (Denmark)
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Astilleros de Huelva S.A., Huelva, Spain
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Clipper Group/Seatruck Ferries
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Det Norske Veritas,X1A1, RoRo/Container, E0, DGP, TMON, ICS
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Maximum of 23
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* All information is given in good faith but without guarantee.
Article copyright © Steven Tarbox. Technical data compiled from information provided by Seatruck Ferries and DNV-GL. All information is given in good faith but without guarantee. Please see the disclaimer at the base of the website for further information. With thanks to Seatruck Ferries.