Ulysses, Irish Ferries’ freight and passenger vessel on the Dublin to Holyhead route, returned to Dublin on 13 February following an extensive dry dock investment at Cammell Laird shipyard in Merseyside.
The four week upgrade was undertaken to complete refurbishment and maintenance work and will see Ulysses return to service looking like new, having had new propellers, new rudder components, a full refurbishment of her stern thruster and other underwater works. Investment didn’t stop there, with engine overhauls and vehicle deck painting programmes.
Birkenhead shipyard and engineering service company Cammell Laird was chosen for Ulysses dry dock refurbishment due to their extensive expertise and a strong track record with this vessel.
Andrew Sheen, Irish Ferries Managing Director said “This is a significant investment in Ulysses, which we know is a much-loved ship for both freight and tourism traffic. 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”.