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Construction begins on new Manxman vessel

Fri, 20 Aug 2021

Construction has today commenced on the Steam Packet Company's new flagship ferry in South Korea.

The 133m-long Manxman vessel, which is due to replace the Ben-my-Chree when she comes into service in 2023, will be able to carry 949 passengers and have 495m2 additional space for freight and vehicles.

Officials from the Steam Packet Company, Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, Sea Quest Marine Project Management (specialist shipbuilding consultants), Houlder Naval Architects and Lloyds Register (Class Surveyor) were all in attendance at the milestone event - known as the steel cutting ceremony - on site in Ulsan today, where a formal pushing of the button took place to mark the first piece of steel being cut.


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