|SUPERSEACAT III - the ships' maiden passenger voyage from Liverpool to Dublin on April 08, 1999. She was given a fire monitor salute by Howard Smith Tugs on the Mersey and Dublin Port Tugs on the Liffey. |
Before the EU confirmed the abolition of duty free facilities between member nations it had during 1998 been hoped that SSC2 and SSC3 would operate a triangular service on the Irish Sea during 1999. However, with the Duty Free ending at the end of June, cut backs were made and the Liverpool - Dublin service reduced to one round trip per day from 2000 though a weekend triangular service did commence in 2002 operated by SEACAT ISLE OF MAN.