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Viking Becomes a Side Loader

Photographs  John H. Luxton 2009

IMO number :9141845
Name of ship :VIKING
Call Sign :VQJD2
Gross tonnage :4662
Type of ship :Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship
Year of build :1997
Flag :United Kingdom
Status of ship :In Service

VIKING at Alexandra Dock, Liverpool on June 27, 2009 whilst being prepared for her summer 2009 charter to Atlantico Line. An opening has now been cut in the port side of the vessel to allow the fitting of a side door.  Just as everyone probably thought the LADY OF MANN was the final Steam Packet side loader - not only is VIKING being converted to a side loading configuration she is also heading off in the wake of the LADY on a Summer vacation to the Azores!


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