As some of you are more than likely aware in October of last year myself and Paul Cloke undertook a number of crossings of the Irish Sea with Irish Ferries. Just like previous voyage reports you will find a full photographic account of our trip along with some commentary about the journey itself. As I am not really known for taking internal photographs of ships I have linked to videos produced by Irish Ferries which show their ships and their extensive facilities.
MV Salem Express – ex Al Tahra, Lord Sinai, Nuits Saint George, Fred Scamaroni – Steel twin screw motor vessel , built in 1965 by Ateliers et Chantiers de Provence, (Yard No 1367) for Compagnie Générale Transatlantique, Marseille, as a car and commercial vehicle carrier.
Stena Explorer – Twin hulled SWATH aluminium catamaran, designated the ‘HSS 1500’ class , built by Finnyards, Rauma, Finland (Yard No.404), for Stena Rederi Ab, Goteborg. Launched on the 9th May 1995 she was delivered to Stena Line AB on the 11th February 1996.