MV European Highlander (2002)

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For other ships of the same name, see MS European Mariner.
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European Highlander arriving at Cairnryan, Spring 2005.
Name: European Highlander
Owner: Barclays Mercantile Business Finance Ltd
Operator: P&O Ferries (2010-Present)
P&O Irish Sea (2002-2010)
Port of registry: Nassau,  Bahamas
Route: Cairnryan-Larne
Ordered: August 2000
Builder: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Shimonoseki, Japan
Cost: £35 million
Yard number: 1069
Completed: 2002
Maiden voyage: Cairnryan - Larne
In service: 3 July 2002
Identification: IMO number: 9244116
Status: in service
General characteristics
Tonnage: 21,188 tonnes
Length: 162.7 m (533.8 ft)
Beam: 23.4 m (76.8 ft)
Height: 32,5
Draught: 5.00
Draft: 5.5 m (18.0 ft)
Depth: 5,55m
Decks: 6
Deck clearance: 5.2m
Ramps: 1 internal fixed
Installed power: 4 x Wärtsilä 12V38 30000kwh
Propulsion: 2 x controllable pitch propellers
Speed: 22.5 kn (42 km/h)
Capacity: 410 passengers
375 vehicles
1,825 lanemetres
Crew: 57

MV European Highlander is a ferry operated by P&O Irish Sea on their Cairnryan to Larne service. She is the current flagship of the P&O Irish Sea fleet .[citation needed] European Highlander 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.

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