Irish Ferries postpones W.B Yeats' debut until September 2018
Irish Continental Group (ICG) is now set to debut Irish Ferries’ new €150 million (US$184 million) cruise ferry W.B. Yeats in September 2018, rather than July 2018, following delays at Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) in Germany. FSG began construction with a steel-cutting ceremony in April 2017, laid the keel in September 2017 and then floated the 1,855-passenger ferry out of her building dock on 19 January 2018, the same day as her christening ceremony . Originally, W. B. Yeats was set to join the fleet in July, but there has been a delay in the delivery of the interior components for the public areas and in the electrical system installation in the hull and deckhouse. To speed up the process, FSG has made additional funds available to pay the second-level suppliers of the interior components directly.
Delivery of Irish Ferries W.B. YEATS delayed further – not expected now until September
The delivery of Irish Ferries’ new EUR 144 million ro-pax W.B. YEATS from German shipbuilder Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) has been further delayed until September at the earliest, affecting the summer holiday plans of thousands of Irish travellers.
ALF POLLAK launched at Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft
ALF POLLAK, the first of two identical 4,076-lanemetre freight ro-ros under construction for the Siem Group and to be long-term bareboat chartered to Onorato Armatori’s Tirrenia brand, was launched from Flensburger Shipyard’s covered newbuilding hall earlier on 3 May.Upload News