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Big Shipyard for a Big Irish Ferries Ship

12th September 2017
The Irish Ferries delegation are dwarfed in the giant shipyard of Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaftin where the first steel hull section of the new cruiseferry is in situ. The Irish Ferries delegation are dwarfed in the giant shipyard of Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaftin where the first steel hull section of the new cruiseferry is in situ.

When it arrives here next July, Irish Ferries says it will be the largest and most luxurious cruise ferry operating on the Irish Sea. Little wonder then that it would be built in a very large shipyard indeed.

Yesterday, Afloat.ie reported on the keel laying ceremony that took place in the shipyard of Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft where it is being built with a photograph of the Irish Ferries delegation, led by managing director Andrew Sheen, that was present to witness the proud occasion.

In this view of the giant yard taken at the event, a number of those present can be seen dwarfed by the huge keel section as they examine it close up, and by the overall scale of the shipyard building itself in which the new ferry is being built. All going well, the vessel is expected to arrive into Ireland in mid-2018, July being the date mentioned.

Afloat.ie readers have been making suggestions for the new ship's name here

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