© Robbie Cox
Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1994 by Van der Giessen-De Noord, Holland (Yard No 962) for North Sea Ferries, Hull, England
- Length: 166.7m (overall) m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth: 23.40 m
- Depth: m
- Draught: 5.80 m
- Tonnage: 17464 gross/5239 net/6722t deadweight
- Engines: Two 9-cylinder and Two 8-cylinder Sulzer – Zgoda diesels
- Power: 24320 kW/HP
- Speed: 23 knots (max)
- Capacity: 114 passengers/ 156 x 12m freight units/2040 lane metres
- Call Sign: MSLN2, ZCDD8
- IMO Number: 9056595
- Official Number: 723652
- Port of Registry: Hull/United Kingdom, Hamilton/Bermuda
- Sister-Ship: Norbank
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November 13th 1993: Launched.
February 1994: Delivered to North Sea Ferries, Hull, England.
February 28th 1994: Commenced service between Hull – Rotterdam.
© Andreas Wörteler
1996: Transferred to P&O North Sea Ferries.
© Simonwp (Europoort 01/05/1998)
December 2001: Transferred to Bermuda flag, home port of Hamilton.
© Leo Johannes (Liverpool 14/03/2001)
January 7th 2002: Commenced service for P&O Irish Ferries between Liverpool – Dublin.
© Gary Andrews (Larne on 16/04/2006 for an underwater hull inspection)
© Pieter Inpyn (Dublin 14/09/2012)
© Robert J Smith (Liverpool 28/10/2014)
May 2018: Remains in service Liverpool – Dublin.
© Robbie Cox (Dublin 05/02/2018)
🆕 © Robert Foy (Liverpool, 09/06/2020)
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