MS Seatruck Pace
|Name:||Clipper Pace (2009-12)
Seatruck Pace (2012-)
|Owner:||Clipper Group Ltd|
|Port of registry:||Limassol|
|Route:||Heysham - Warrenpoint|
|Builder:||Astilleros de Sevilla|
|Laid down:||29 June 2006|
|In service:||3 March 2009|
|Identification:||IMO number: 9350678|
|Class and type:||P Series |
|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))
2x Wärtsilä CT200 bow thrusters
|Speed:||22 knots (25 mph)|
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.
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.
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.
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). 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.
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- "the clipper point is on its way". Seatruck Ferries. Retrieved 2008-03-23.
- "Seatruck Christens First of Five". Marine Link. Retrieved 2008-03-23.
- "Dimensions". Det Norske Veritas. Retrieved 23 May 2012.
- "Machinery". Det Norske Veritas. Retrieved 23 May 2012.
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