#SWANSEA CORK FERRY – The merchant ship MV Julia which operated as the Cork Swansea Ferry for the last two years is up for sale following the closure of The Fastnet Line ferry service and the loss of 78 jobs.
According to Dominic Daly Auctioneers the owners of the 1982–built vessel, a Finnish Bank, are inviting offers for the vessel on an 'AS SEEN AS IS' basis'. A guide price is expected shortly
As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the operator had been in examinership since last November, and a restructured business plan had been submitted with a view to resuming high-season service in April. However, in a statement the owners of the Fastnet Line said they had been unable to raise the €1m-plus investment required and that the examinership had "failed".
The ship is currently lying alongside at Cork Port.
The basic details of the vessel are as follows:
IMO Number: 8020642
Year of Build: 1982 (Germany)
Gross Tonnage: 22,161
Net Tonnage: 8,921
Length (BP): 136.02
Passengers: Unberthed: 1,062
Ro-Ro Lanes: 710m x 5.20m 4.50m
Ramps: 1 Port 5.56 x 6.16 x 0
1 Starboard 5.56 x 6.16 x 0
1 Centre Or Only 9.95 x 6.68 x 0
Bow Door & Ramp, Stern Ramp