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Irish Ferries flagship Ulysses returns to service after €4m upgrade

The Irish Ferries flagship Ulysses has returned to Dublin to resume service on the Holyhead route following a €4m upgrade at Cammell Laird shipyard in Merseyside.

The four-week dry-dock was undertaken to complete refurbishment and maintenance work which included new propellers, new rudder components, a full refurbishment of her stern thruster and other underwater works.

Ulysses refit
Ulysses received new propellers as part of the refit

Investment didn’t stop there, with engine overhauls and vehicle deck painting programmes.

Birkenhead shipyard and engineering service company Cammell Laird was chosen for the Ulysses dry dock refurbishment due to their extensive expertise and a strong track record with this vessel.

Irish Ferries managing director Andrew Sheen 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.”

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Posted on 18th February 2019 at 09:17 am in Ferry Operators | Irish Ferries | Ferry News |

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