MS Seatruck Pace

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Clipper Pace in Dublin.jpg
Career
Name: Clipper Pace (2009-12)
Seatruck Pace (2012-)
Owner: Clipper Group Ltd
Operator: Seatruck Ferries
Port of registry: Cyprus Limassol
Route: Heysham - Warrenpoint
Builder: Astilleros de Sevilla
Yard number: 821
Laid down: 29 June 2006
Completed: February 2009
In service: 3 March 2009
Identification: IMO number: 9350678
General characteristics
Class & type: P Series [1]
Tonnage: 14,759 GT
6,500 DWT
Length: 142 m (465 ft 11 in)
Beam: 23.03 m (75 ft 7 in)
Draft: 5.20 m (17 ft 1 in)
Decks: 3 vehicle decks
Installed power: 2x Wärtsilä 4L20 diesel engines
(16,000 kilowatts (21,000 hp))
Propulsion: 2x propellers
2x Wärtsilä CT200 bow thrusters
Speed: 22 knots (25 mph)
Capacity: 12 passengers
120 trailers
Crew: 23

MS Seatruck Pace is a ro-ro ferry operated by Seatruck Ferries. Built by Spanish shipyard Astilleros de Huelva, Seatruck Pace entered service In March 2009 on the Liverpool - Dublin route, named Clipper Pace.[2]

History[edit]

Seatruck Pace is the third of four new ships for Seatruck. Her service speed of over 21 knots (39 km/h) enabled crossing times between Liverpool and Dublin to be reduced to six hours. Older ships like the Riverdance and Moondance took nine and a half hours to do the same journey.[3]

In February 2012, the vessel was renamed Seatruck Pace. In May 2012 Seatruck Pace was chartered to DFDS and deployed on the Rosyth - Zeebrugge route.

Description[edit]

Seatruck Pace is one of four "P Series" ro-ro freight ferries. It has a length of 142 metres (466 ft), a beam of 23 metres (75 ft) and a draft of 5.7 metres (19 ft).[4] Det Norske Veritas class the vessel as a 1A1 General Cargo Carrier - with whom Seatruck Pace is allocated the number 26468.

The vessel is designed to fit in Heysham harbour ("Heysham max"). Trailers are carried over three decks.

The vessel is powered by two Wärtsilä 4L20 diesel engines which drive two propellers. The vessel is also equipped with two Wärtsilä CT200 bow thrusters.[5]

Sister Vessels[edit]

Clipper Pennant

Clipper Panorama

Clipper Point

References[edit]

  1. ^ Article ""Seatruck Power" ... Ahead on the Irish Sea". Seatruck Ferries. October 28, 2011. Retrieved November 1, 2011. 
  2. ^ "the clipper point is on its way". Seatruck Ferries. Retrieved 2008-03-23. 
  3. ^ "Seatruck Christens First of Five". Marine Link. Retrieved 2008-03-23. 
  4. ^ "Dimensions". Det Norske Veritas. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Machinery". Det Norske Veritas. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 

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