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A Visit to Seatruck Progress

Photographs  John H. Luxton 2012

On Sunday January 29, 2012 a group of WSS Branch members, thanks to the kind permission of Seatruck Ferries, were able to visit the new SEATRUCK PROGRESS at her berth in Langton Dock, Liverpool. There follows a selection of photographs of this impressive new ro/ro vessel which is now operating between Dublin and Liverpool.

Due to the large size of the the new Flensburger built ships' vehicle ramps it has been necessary to construct a new end loading ramp in Langton Dock. The new ships will now berth across the entrance to the former Langton Graving Docks, rather than at the adjacent Brocklebank Dock berth used previously by Seatruck and prior to that Celtic Link and Norse Irish Ferries.

Access hatch to the lower vehicle deck being demonstratedFirst officer's office on the main vehicle deck. The heeling control panel is right used to maintain the stability of the ship during loading operations.

Vessel Information

 

Builder: FSG Flensburg, Germany

Keel Laid: May 09, 2011

Launched: August 19, 2011.

Builder's Hull Number: 746

Port of Registry: Douglas, Isle of Man

Gross Tonnage: 19722

Net Tonnage: 5528

Passengers: 12

Classification Society: Det Norsk Veritas

Call Sign: 2EUK3

IMO: 9506203

Length Overall: 142m

Breadth: 25m

Draft: 5.2m

Engine Power: 2 x 8000kw

 The upper vehicle deck. 
Vehicle ramp and securing mechanism (left). 
Port and Starboard bow winchesStarboard stern winch
Ramp to weather deckWeather deck
Rescue boatBuilder's plateFire LockerGalley & food storage are
The Bridge Deck
Bridge wing control position, including the glazed floor panels to assist berthing.
The bridge
 Views from the Monkey Island
More views from the Monkey Island (left)
Ships OfficeChief Engineer's CabinSecond Engineer's Cabin
Crew lounge and messPassenger LoungePassenger Dining Room
For more information on Seatruck

www.seatruckferries.com

Passenger CabinSick Bay
 

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