MV European Highlander (2002)
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European Highlander arriving at Cairnryan, Spring 2005.
|Owner||Barclays Mercantile Business Finance Ltd|
|Port of registry||Nassau, Bahamas|
|Builder||Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Shimonoseki, Japan|
|Launched||18 January 2002|
|Maiden voyage||Cairnryan - Larne|
|In service||3 July 2002|
|Length||162.7 m (533.8 ft)|
|Beam||23.4 m (76.8 ft)|
|Draft||5.5 m (18.0 ft)|
|Ramps||1 internal fixed, 1 internal hoistable between decks 2 & 3|
|Installed power||4 x Wärtsilä 12V38 30000kwh|
|Propulsion||2 x controllable pitch propellers|
|Speed||22.5 kn (42 km/h)|
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.
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.
- "onboardpoferries.com | European Highlander". www.onboardpoferries.com. Retrieved 30 June 2016.