MV European Highlander (2002)

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European Highlander.jpg
European Highlander arriving at Cairnryan, Spring 2005.
History
NameEuropean Highlander
OwnerBarclays Mercantile Business Finance Ltd
Operator
Port of registryNassau,  Bahamas
RouteCairnryan-Larne
OrderedAugust 2000
BuilderMitsubishi Heavy Industries, Shimonoseki, Japan
Cost£35 million
Yard number1069
Launched18 January 2002
Completed2002
Maiden voyageCairnryan - Larne
In service3 July 2002
Identification
Statusin service
General characteristics
Tonnage21,188 gt
Length162.7 m (533.8 ft)
Beam23.4 m (76.8 ft)
Height32,5
Draft5.5 m (18.0 ft)
Depth5,55m
Decks6
Deck clearance5.2m
Ramps1 internal fixed, 1 internal hoistable between decks 2 & 3
Installed power4 x Wärtsilä 12V38 30000kwh
Propulsion2 x controllable pitch propellers
Speed22.5 kn (42 km/h)
Capacity
  • 410 passengers
  • 375 vehicles
  • 1,825 lanemetres
Crew57

MV European Highlander is a ferry operated by P&O Irish Sea on their Cairnryan to Larne service. The vessel is an enlarged version of European Causeway, the Highlander being 6 metres longer. Other differences include minor revisions to the passenger deck layout, additional passenger lifts and the use of larger lifeboats rather than Marine evacuation systems. On 7 June 2012, it carried the Olympic Flame across the Irish Sea from Northern Ireland to Scotland.

Description[edit]

European Highlander is a two propeller, Roll on- Roll off, two compartment passenger and car ferry. She is a sister ship to the European Causeway. Two controllable pitch propellers can propel the ship at 23 knots.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "onboardpoferries.com | European Highlander". www.onboardpoferries.com. Retrieved 30 June 2016.

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