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Irish Ferries invests €4m in Ulysses Upgrade

13 Feb 2019

The MV Ulysses, the leading Irish Ferries freight and tourism vessel on the Dublin to Holyhead route, returns to Dublin on Wednesday February 13th following an extensive dry dock investment at Cammell Laird shipyard in Merseyside.

Ulysses UpgradeThe four week upgrade was undertaken to complete refurbishment and maintenance work and will see the Ulysses return to service looking like new, having had new propellers, new rudder components, a full refurbishment of her stern thruster and other underwater works. Investment didn’t stop there, with engine overhauls and Vehicle Deck painting programmes. Birkenhead based shipyard and engineering service company Cammell Laird was chosen for the MV Ulysses dry dock refurbishment due to their extensive expertise and a strong track record with this vessel.

Andrew Sheen, Irish Ferries Managing Director said “This is a significant investment in the Ulysses, which we know is a much-loved ship for both freight and tourism traffic. We are delighted to see her return to service to continue to provide the comfort and reliability that our customers expect from the Irish Ferries fleet”.

Irish Ferries is the leading ferry operator in Ireland, providing important daily and weekly links to and from Ireland for tourism and freight travelling between Ireland and the UK and Ireland and the continent. Our fleet of six ships, three of which service the busy Dublin to Holyhead route, offer the opportunity to travel with your car and as much luggage as you need. Once onboard, our passengers can relax and unwind in a cabin or lounge, pay a visit to the cinema, or enjoy a meal in one of our restaurants.

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