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Cape Clear Island Has a New Fast Ferry

12th April 2018
 MV Bremenholm is capable of up to 20–knots speed and is intended initially for the Schull to Cape route in West Cork MV Bremenholm is capable of up to 20–knots speed and is intended initially for the Schull to Cape route in West Cork

Cape Clear Island has a new fast ferry. The MV Bremenholm has been brought from Norway by the Cape Clear Ferry Company.

Announcing its arrival the company said that it is capable of up to 20–knots speed and is intended initially for the Schull to Cape route in West Cork.

“Permission will be sought from the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht to use it on the Baltimore-Cape Clear Island route as well,” the company said in a statement. It has a crane and cargo capacity of 6 tons, with high quality passenger accommodation, airline style seating, large saloon windows, air conditioning, saloon and other features.

“Our company is committed to on-going improvements in all aspects of the Cape Clear Island Ferry Service. We hope that this vessel will prove the concept of a fast ferry service for the future. There are a number of steps needed to re-register this vessel with the Irish Marine Survey Office following which more details will become available regarding passenger numbers and other matters. This investment represents a very significant upgrading of the ferry services in West Cork.”

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