© Robert J Smith
Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1993 by Van der Giessen-De Noord, Holland (Yard No 961) for North Sea Ferries, Hull, England
- Length: 166.7m (overall) m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth: 23.89 m
- Depth: m
- Draught: 6.01 m
- Tonnage: 17464 gross/5239 net/6791t deadweight
- Engines: Two 9-cylinder and Two 8-cylinder Sulzer – Zgoda diesels
- Power: 24500 kW/HP
- Speed: 23 knots (max)
- Capacity: 114 passengers/ 156 x 12m freight units/2040 lane metres
- Call Sign: PGIS
- IMO Number: 9056583
- Official Number: 18395ZR
- MMSI Number: 246213000
- Port of Registry: Hamilton/Bermuda, Rotterdam/Netherlands
- Sister-Ship: Norbay
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June 5th 1993: Launched.
© Simonwp (Rotterdam 01/08/1993)
October 29th 1993: Delivered to Nordzee Verdiensten B.V., Rotterdam, Holland.
October 31st 1993: Commenced service between Rotterdam – Hull.
© Pieter Inpyn (Europoort 01/07/1995)
January 1st 1997: Registered to Norships CV, Rotterdam, Holland. Bare-boat chartered to P&O Group, London, England, under the company name of P&O North Sea Ferries.
© Simonwp (Europoort 01/09/1998)
May 2001: Introduced into service between Rotterdam – Felixstowe.
December 2001: Last month on the Rotterdam – Felixstowe route.
July 7th 2002: Commenced service for P&O Irish Ferries between Liverpool – Dublin.
© Leo Johannes (Dublin 07/07/2009)
November 2009: Registered to P&O European Ferries Irish Sea, Dover, U.K.
© Robbie Cox ( Dublin 07/12/2011)
© Robbie Cox (Dublin 26/05/2014)
May 2018: Remains on the Irish Sea, Liverpool – Dublin
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