Business, Freight News, Road, Sea

New ship for Seatruck

[ January 13, 2012   //   ]

Seatruck launched the third in a series of four newbuildings at FSG Flensburg Yard, Germany, on 12 January. The Seatruck Performance was named by Virginia O’Reilly, wife of Eugene O’Reilly, managing director of Dublin-based O’Reilly Transport.

The first of the large ro-ro newbuildings, Seatruck Progress, is now operating on Seatruck’s busy Liverpool-Dublin route and the second ferry in the series, Seatruck Power, will join this route in mid February. The third vessel, Seatruck Performance, will begin operations in the Irish Sea in April. The fourth new ferry will be launched at FSG at the end of March and enter service in June.

The new ro-ro vessels have a length of 142 m, breadth of 25 m and a deadweight of 5,300 tonnes. They each have a capacity of 150 units – 35 more than the earlier “P Class” ships.

Seatruck’s Managing Director, Irish Sea, Alistair Eagles, said: “The Seatruck Progress has already added extra capacity to the Dublin route. We look forward to the Seatruck Power and now the Seatruck Performance also joining the fleet. Seatruck now has around 20% of the Irish Sea market and we continue to gain momentum.”