Seatruck Ferries: The Seatruck P class: SEATRUCK PACE / SEATRUCK PANORAMA / CLIPPER POINT / CLIPPER PENNANT.

IMO Number: 9350666 / 9350678 / 9350676 / 9350688

Constructed by: Astilleros de Huelva S.A., Huelva [ES] #820 / #821 / #822 / #823

Also known as: CLIPPER PACE (SEATRUCK PACE) / CLIPPER PANORAMA (SEATRUCK PANORAMA)

Photo: Clipper Point. Courtesy of Seatruck Ferries.

Introduction

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.

Clipper Pace and Clipper Pennant together. Courtesy of Seatruck Ferries.
Clipper Pace and Clipper Pennant together. Courtesy of Seatruck Ferries.

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 is expected to then go on a longer term charter to Canary Bridge Seaways in November.

Drawing of Clipper Point. Seatruck.
Side profile drawing of Clipper Point. Seatruck.

Deckplan

Layout plan of Deck 7 on the Seatruck P-Class. Copyright Seatruck Ferries / Knud E Hansen AS.
Layout plan of Deck 7 on the Seatruck P-Class. Copyright Seatruck Ferries / Knud E Hansen AS.

Onboard photographs

A series of pictures taken onboard SEATRUCK PACE by Scott Mackey can be found at

A look inside: SEATRUCK PACE

Technical Data

 

The Seatruck P series

 

CLIPPER POINT

SEATRUCK PACE

SEATRUCK PANORAMA

CLIPPER PENNANT

IMO Number

9350666

9350678

9372676

9372688

Design

Knud E. Hansen A/S (Denmark)

Building Yard

Astilleros de Huelva S.A., Huelva, Spain

Hull Number

820

821

822

823

Keel laid

05.11.05

29.06.06

13.3.07

15.06.07

Launched

09.09.06

22.12.07

22.12.07

15.10.08

Completed

29.02.08

19.02.09

13.11.08

24.08.09

Owner

Clipper Group/Seatruck Ferries

Current operator

Seatruck

Seatruck

Seatruck

Seatruck

Classification

Det Norske Veritas,X1A1, RoRo/Container, E0, DGP, TMON, ICS

In service (original)

21.03.08

03.03.09

25.01.09

13.10.09

Previous names

N/A

Clipper Pace

Clipper Pennant

N/A

Call sign

C4YV2

5BKW2

5BKX2

5BTF2

Length overall

142m

Beam

23.0m

Draft (moulded)

5.7m

Gross Tonnage

14,759

Deadweight

6,500

Machinery
    • 2 x Wärtsilä 8L46D main engines producing 9240kW each connected to Wärtsilä SCH95 reduction gearboxes.
    • 2 x Wärtsilä P58 shaft alternators, 1200kW each.
    • 2 x Wärtsilä 4CF13AH controllable pitch propellers.
    • 3 x Wärtsilä 4L20 auxiliary engines, 645kW each.
    • 2 x Wärtsilä CT200 1000kW bow thrusters.
  • 1 x Volvo Penta D9 emergency diesel generator engine.
Power(Max/Pme  @ 75%)

18,480kW/13,860kW

Speed (Max)

22 knots

Fuel consumption (approx.)
12kn20 t/24h(1 engine)
15.5kn28 t/24h(1 engine)
16.5kn35 t/24h(1 engine)
18.0kn38 t/24h(2 engines)
20.0kn46 t/24h(2 engines)
21.0kn54 t/24h(2 engines)
22.0kn65 t/24h(2 engines)
Capacity
    • 120 trailers/1830 lane metres of freight
  • 12 drivers in single berths
Crew

Maximum of 23

Cargo Access
    • Stern ramp (port side) 1 x 6.5m wide x 9.5m long.
    • Stern ramp (starboard) 1 x 12.3m wide x 9.5m long.
    • Open fixed ramp from Stern door to Weather Deck port side, 6.4m wide.
  • Fixed internal ramp from Main Deck to Tank Top (with cover) starboard, 3.5m wide.
Flag

Cyprus (Limassol)

* All information is given in good faith but without guarantee.

Gallery

Seatruck Pace at Dublin 12/03/17. © Steven Tarbox
Seatruck Pace at Dublin 12/03/17. © Steven Tarbox
CLIPPER PENNANT seen in Belfast Lough, September 4th 2012. Copyright © Alan Geddes
CLIPPER PENNANT seen in Belfast Lough, September 4th 2012. Copyright © Alan Geddes
Seatruck's CLIPPER PENNANT at Larne for an underwater survey. Copyright © Gary Andrews.
Seatruck’s CLIPPER PENNANT at Larne in 2017 for an underwater survey. Copyright © Gary Andrews.
Clipper Pennant and Clipper Pace together. Courtesy of Seatruck Ferries.
Clipper Pennant and Clipper Pace together. Courtesy of Seatruck Ferries.
SEATRUCK PANORAMA seen in Carlingford Lough. Copyright © Donald McCartan.
SEATRUCK PANORAMA seen in Carlingford Lough. Copyright © Donald McCartan.
SEATRUCK PANORAMA seen in Carlingford Lough. Copyright © Donald McCartan.
SEATRUCK PANORAMA seen in Carlingford Lough. Copyright © Donald McCartan.

Additional Info

http://www.seatruckferries.com/sites/default/files/pdfs/Seatruck_P_Series.pdf

http://www.knudehansen.com/references/roro-vessels/clipper-point/


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, Gordon Hislip, Alan Geddes, and Gary Andrews.

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