On arrival of the new Italian ro/pax ships NORSE LAGAN spent a while laid up in Cammell Laird wet basin, before she was brought across the river to Canada Graving Dock for a refit and repaint during which she acquired a revised livery and Norse Irish funnel markings in preparation for the commencement of a new service to Dublin. However by now. Cenargo owned Merchant Ferries were about to commence a new Dublin to Liverpool service. During 1998 Cenargo and Norse Irish merged operations to form Norse Merchant Ferries. and she went to Moby Lines before ending up at Alang for breaking in 2007.