Isle Of Man Is Looking At Future Replacement Vessels

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The Steam Packet is drawing up its outline specifications for replacement vessels for the BEN-MY-CHREE and MANANNAN, writes IOM Today.

In a parliamentarian answer, Infrastructure Minister Ray Harmer’s gave the following indications:

  • He believes the Steam Packet is in the process of developing an outline specification for replacement vessels.
  • The department is ’still accessing the socio-economic factors that would help to shape the new user agreement’.
  • Two ro-pax vessels.
  • Specification could be for LNG or low sulphur diesel.
  • Government granted GBP 3.5 million for new Liverpool terminal. deal to be finalized.
  • Planning application for the new ferry terminal has not even been submitted.

Photos Of The Week

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This impressive night picture of GABRIELLA was sent in by Jörgen Pettersson from Åland. Thank you!

Next photos, below, were taken by myself earlier this week in Norway, when doing a cruise (for professional reasons) in the Hardangerfjord, Geirangerfjord and Nordfjord. It is always good to be reminded how essential ferry transport is in this country with a challenging geography.

Norled’s fast ferry TEISTEN arrives in Eidfjord on Sunday 26 August.

Another Norled vessel is the GLOPPEN, operating on the Tørvikbygd – Jondal route in the Hardangerfjord.

Fjord1’s SUNNFJORD’s territory is the Storfjord, the fjord which leads to the famous Geirangerfjord.

Geiranger was still on summer modus with two cruise ships and lots of tourists. Fjord1’s VEØY and Hurtigruten’s FINNMARKEN are being dwarfed by COSTA FAVOLOSA. Or should I say by the mountains?

The night of Tuesday 28 August brought some spectacular, threatening cloud formations. The ferries, they continued to operate.

This picture shows EIDFJORD, one of the two ferries from the Anda – Lote route, in the Nordfjord.