MV Queenscliff (1983)
MV Queenscliff departing Circular Quay
|Owner:||Government of New South Wales|
|Operator:||Harbour City Ferries|
|Port of registry:||Sydney|
|Route:||Manly ferry services|
|Builder:||Newcastle State Dockyard|
|In service:||9 July 1983|
|Class and 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)|
|Propulsion:||2x Daihatsu 8DSM-32 diesel engines, each rated at 2,200 kilowatts (3,000 shp), driving two Lipstronic propulsion control system (LIPS) variable-pitch propellers|
|Speed:||18 knots (33 km/h) (two engines)|
|Notes:||Double ended single hull of welded steel construction. Welded aluminium alloy superstructure.|
MV Queenscliff is one of four Freshwater class ferries 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 Queenscliff Beach on Sydney's Northern Beaches.
Accidents and incidents
- 17 January 2005, collision with private yacht in harbour
- 19 January 2005, collision with No 3 Wharf at Circular Quay
- 10 August 2005, collision with pile at No 3 Wharf at Circular Quay
- 9 March 2017, mechanical breakdown while under way, near Manly Passenger Terminal
- Tom Mead (1994). Manly Ferries of Sydney Harbour: The Seven Mile Ships. Sydney: Dolphin Books.
- "Special Commission of Inquiry Into Sydney Ferries Public Forum Manly Ferry Route" (PDF). Government of New South Wales. 6 June 2007. Retrieved 2008-03-03.
- "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.
- Gabrielle Adams (9 March 2017). "Passengers stranded on Sydney ferry for hours after vessel gets stuck". nine.com.au.