GTS Horta – Aluminium 929-115 series Jetfoil high speed passenger ferry built in 1981 by Boeing Jetfoil Industries, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. (Yard No 16).
HSC Champion Jet 2, ex Condor Express, Incat 042 – Aluminium catamaran built in 1996 by Incat (International Catamarans) Australia Pty. Ltd., Hobart, Australia (Yard No. 042) for Shipping Company 9/12 1994 LP Pte, Singapore as a car and passenger ferry.
HSC Champion Jet 1, ex Condor Vitesse, Incat 044 – Aluminium catamaran built in 1997 by Incat (International Catamarans) Australia Pty. Ltd., Hobart, Australia (Yard No. 044) for International Catamarans Pty. Ltd, Nassau, Bahamas as a car and passenger ferry
TS Princesse Marie José – ex HMS Baldur, HMS Nemesis, Southern Isles, Princesse Marie Jose – Steel twin screw turbine steamer, built and engined by Cockerill’s of Hoboken (Yard No. 579) in 1923 for the Belgian Marine Administration’s Ostend service
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.
MV Stena Nordica, ex Malo Seaways, Stena Nordica, European Ambassador – Twin screw motor vessel built in 2000 at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Shimonoseki, Japan (Yard No. 1068) as a passenger and vehicle roll-on/roll-off ferry.