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Irish Owned Channel Islands Serving Cargoship Dry Docked in Dublin

4th August 2015
The Irish flagged cargoship Huelin Dispatch that operates a UK-Channel Islands freight service is seen here during a recent dry-docking in Dublin Port. Photo: Jehan Ashmore
Irish Owned Channel Islands Serving Cargoship Dry Docked in Dublin

#DryDocking - An Irish flagged cargoship that operates a UK-Channel Islands service has completed an intermediate dry-dock survey in Dublin Port from where she departed yesterday, writes Jehan Ashmore.

The work was carried out by Dublin Graving Docks Ltd on the Dundalk registered Huelin Dispatch, a 2,597 tonnes dry-cargo vessel that since 2012 has operated a Southampton-Channel Islands freight service.

The freight service operates between Southamption and St. Peter Port, Guernsey and St. Hellier on Jersey. Taking the place of Huelin Dispatch on the freight run is the Isle of Man flagged Velox. 

Speaking to Afloat, shipowner Captain Frank Allen of Dundalk Shipping Ltd said that the Huelin Dispatch is to have her charter renewed for a further two years to Jersey based Channel Island Lines. The 89m long tween-deck vessel provides a vital link in the transportation of containers as well as hazardous shipments.

The Dutch built Huelin Dispatch completed in 2012 by the Damen Group at their yard in Bergum, had sailed directly from Southampton to enter the 200m long dry dock.

The name of the dark blue hulled vessel which lay on the dry-dock stocks refers to previous owners, Huelin-Renouf Shipping. During their 50th year in service the operator ceased trading and the firm went into liquidation this month two years ago. 

Published in Ports & Shipping
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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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