Disruption To The Irish Ferries Vessel ULYSSES

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Irish Ferries’ ULYSSES, operating on the Dublin – Holyhead route, will be out of service longer than expected. The ferry reported technical difficulties with its Starboard Controllable Pitch Propeller on 24 June.

The vessel entered drydock in Belfast on 28 June. The investigation and repairs to the vessel were expected to take no longer than 5 days. However, the issue is more serious than originally anticipated, causing more delays.

Ro-pax EPSILON is being used as replacement vessel and fast ferry DUBLIN SWIFT operates additional evening sailings.

New DUBLIN SWIFT Catamaran On Irish Sea

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Irish Ferries is boosting services between the UK and Ireland with the introduction of the upgraded, high-speed catamaran DUBLIN SWIFT, which has just entered service following a full internal refurbishment. It replaces the JONATHAN SWIFT, which has been in service since 1999.
It operates two crossings a day, in each direction between Holyhead and Dublin port. The new DUBLIN SWIFT has greater car (220 vehicles) and passenger (820 people) capacity.

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Irish Ferries chooses W.B. YEATS as the name of its new ferry

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Irish Ferries’s new €144 million ferry will be christened W.B. YEATS, after Ireland’s most-loved poet.
The name was chosen after it had drawn ‘strong support’ from the public in a competition that attracted nearly 100,000 entries.
William Butler Yeats was born in Dublin and won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923. The choice continues the tradition adopted by the company of selecting names drawn from the world of Irish literature.

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Keel section for new Irish Ferries cruise ferry laid at ceremony in Flensburg

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The laying of the keel section of the new €144 million cruise ferry being built for Irish Ferries, has taken place at Flensburg Schiffbau Gesellschaft.

The 55,000 tonnes vessel will be delivered next July. She will enter year-round service on the Dublin-Holyhead and Ireland-France routes.

It will be the largest ferry built by the FSG shipyard to date.

A name is currently being chosen by public competition, via the website.