MV Freshwater

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MV Freshwater
MV Freshwater
MV Freshwater at Balmain Shipyard
Name: MV Freshwater
Namesake: Freshwater Beach
Owner: Government of New South Wales
Operator: Harbour City Ferries
Port of registry: Sydney
Route: Manly ferry services
Builder: Newcastle State Dockyard
Cost: $8.5 million[1]
Laid down: 1980
Launched: 1982
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class & type: Freshwater class ferry
Displacement: 1,140 tons (loaded)
Length: 70.4 m (231 ft)
Beam: 13.06 m (42.8 ft)
Draught: 3.35 m (11.0 ft)
Decks: 2
Capacity: 1,100
Crew: 6
Notes: Double ended single hull of welded steel construction. Welded aluminium alloy superstructure.

MV Freshwater is the lead ship of four Freshwater class ferries[2] that operate the Manly ferry service between Circular Quay and Manly on Sydney Harbour. The ferry is owned by the Government of New South Wales and operated by Harbour City Ferries. It is named after Freshwater Beach on Sydney's Northern Beaches.

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • 10 March 1983, ran aground at Manly Cove after computer failure[3]
  • 22 June 2013, collision with Manly Wharf [4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Tom Mead (1994). Manly Ferries of Sydney Harbour: The Seven Mile Ships. Sydney: Dolphin Books. 
  2. ^ "Ferry Safety Investigation Report: Systemic Investigation Into Incidents of Collision Involving Freshwater Class Vessels Operated by Sydney Ferries Corporation" (PDF). Office of Transport Safety Investigations. 26 October 2006. Retrieved 2008-03-03. 
  3. ^ MV Freshwater Ferries of Sydney
  4. ^ "Collision of the Ferry Freshwater With The Manly Wharf" Manly Daily 22 June 2013, accessed 27 July 2013

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