© Aubrey DaleMV European Causeway, Past and Present

25/05/15 New photographs from Robert Stanley added ~ Ray

MV European Causeway

© Aubrey Dale

© Aubrey Dale

Twin screw motor vessel built in 2000 at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Shimonoseki, Japan (Yard No. 1065) as a passenger and vehicle roll-on/roll-off ferry.

Technical Data

  • Length: 159.50m (overall) 148.0m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 23.40m (extreme), m (overall)
  • Depth: 15.20m
  • Draught: 5.50m (maximum)
  • Tonnage: 20,646 gross, 9,516 net, 4276t (deadweight)
  • Engines: Four Wartsila 12V38 diesels.
  • Power: 43078W
  • Speed: 22.7 knots
  • Capacity: 410 passengers, 375 cars or 124 x 15m freight units
  • Crew: 61
  • Call Sign: C6RG7
  • IMO Number: 9208394
  • Official Number: 8000163
  • Registry: Nassau/Bahamas
  • Near Sister-ships: European Ambassador, European Highlander.


Current Location

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History

March 20th 2000: Launched.

July 14th 2000: Delivered to Lombard Facilities/P&O Ferries, London England.

August 14th 2000: Commenced service for P&O Irish Ferries between Larne – Cairnryan.

© Trevor Kidd  © Trevor Kidd

© Trevor Kidd  © Trevor Kidd

© Trevor Kidd

July 11th 2005: Refit at the former A&P Birkenhead facility now operated by North Western Ship Repairers.

© Gordon Hislip  © Gordon Hislip

© Gordon Hislip  © Gordon Hislip

© Gordon Hislip (all)

January 2015 : Continues service between Larne – Cairnryan.

© Aubrey Dale

© Aubrey Dale

May 1st 2015 (13.00): Last service ex Cairnryan.

May 1st 2015 (21.10): Departed Larne for drydocking/refit/livery change.

May 2nd 2015 (10.00): Entered dock at Birkenhead.

May 16th 2015 (21.00): Left dock to wet basin.

May 17th 2015 (22.00): Left wet basin for Larne.

© Robert Stanley  © Robert Stanley

Arriving back in Larne from Birkenhead 18/05/15 © Robert Stanley

May 18th 2015 (18.00): Arrived Larne and resumed service.

© Trevor Kidd  © Trevor Kidd

© Trevor Kidd


All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Aubrey Dale, Trevor Kidd, Robert Stanley and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)


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