Ulysses returns to Irish Ferries fleet following €4 million refit

Ulysses returns to Irish Ferries fleet following €4 million refit
Cammell Laird carried out various maintenance and upgrade works (Image: Irish Ferries)

Irish Ferries’ ro-pax ferry Ulysses has resumed service following a €4 million (US$4.5 million) refit at Cammell Laird’s shipyard in Birkenhead, England.

During the four-week upgrade, Cammell Laird’s team carried out various refurbishment and maintenance work. The vessel’s propellers and rudder components were renewed, while engines were overhauled and the stern thrust and other underwater areas were fully refurbished. The vehicle decks were also repainted.

“This is a significant investment in Ulysses, which we know is a much-loved ship for both freight and tourism traffic,” said Andrew Sheen, Irish Ferries’ managing director. “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.”

Ulysses provides passenger and freight services between Dublin in the Republic of Ireland and Holyhead, Wales.

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
Tuesday, February 19, 2019