MS Clipper Pennant

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Career
Name: Clipper Pennant
Owner: Clipper Group Ltd
Operator: Seatruck Ferries
Port of registry: Cyprus Limassol
Route: Heysham - Belfast
Builder: Astilleros de Sevilla
Yard number: 823
Laid down: 15 June 2007
Launched: 15 October 2008
Completed: 24 August 2009
Maiden voyage: 13 October 2009
In service: 13 October 2009
Identification: IMO number: 9372688
Status: In service
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 Clipper Pennant is a ro-ro ferry built in 2009 operated by Seatruck Ferries.

History[edit]

Clipper Pennant was built by Astilleros de Huelva, Spain,[2] as yard number 823.[3] Her keel was laid on 15 June 2006.[4] She was launched on 15 October 2008.[5] Clipper Pennant was completed on 24 August 2009.[4] Her delivery voyage to Liverpool was completed on 22 September 2009.[6] Homeported in Limassol, Cyprus, she was employed on Seatruck's Liverpool to Dublin route.[3] Clipper Pennant made her maiden revenue-earning voyage for Seatruck on 13 October 2009.[7]

In May 2012 Clipper Pennant was placed onto Seatruck's Heysham - Warrenpoint route to cover for Seatruck Pace which has gone on charter to DFDS Seaways.

Description[edit]

Clipper Pennant 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).[8] Det Norske Veritas class the vessel as a 1A1 General Cargo Carrier - with whom Clipper Pennant is allocated the number 27192.

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.[9]

Sister Vessels[edit]

Clipper Pace

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. ^ "Press release: Seatruck orders four new generation freight ro-ros". Seatruck Ferries. Retrieved 11 October 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "M/F Clipper Pennant". The Ferry Site. Retrieved 11 October 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Yard". Det Norske Veritas. Retrieved 11 October 2009. 
  5. ^ "CLIPPER PENNANT Launched at Seville Shipyard". Knud E Hansen. Retrieved 11 October 2009. 
  6. ^ "Clipper Pennant Makes Her Mersey Debut". Irish Sea Shipping. Retrieved 11 October 2009. 
  7. ^ "News - Irish Sea". Ferry Publications. Retrieved 11 October 2009. 
  8. ^ "Dimensions". Det Norske Veritas. Retrieved 11 October 2009. 
  9. ^ "Machinery". Det Norske Veritas. Retrieved 11 October 2009. 

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