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MANXMAN is beginning to take shape © IOMSPC

MANXMAN is beginning to take shape © IOMSPC

IOMSPC's MANXMAN launches into next stage of build

FerryThe Isle of Man Steam Packet Company is celebrating the completion of the dry building phase of its new vessel, MANXMAN. Despite the extreme challenges posed by the global COVID-19 pandemic, MANXMAN floated out of drydock on 14 June, exactly on schedule. The custom-built vessel was taken by tugs to an outfitting berth where the next phase of the build has commenced.

The official certificate of launching was presented to Jim Royston, Isle of Man Steam Packet Company’s Fleet Operations and Project Manager, in a ceremony held to mark the occasion by HD Shin, President and CEO of HMD Dock Yard.

Brian Thomson, Managing Director of the Steam Packet Company, said: ‘The contract with the shipyard was signed two years ago now, in that contract 14 June 2022 was specified for the launch of MANXMAN and we are immensely proud as a company, to have achieved that milestone. This has been achieved despite facing closed borders, travel restrictions and global supply chain issues. For everyone working on the project this is a remarkable achievement.’

‘We look forward to sharing details of MANXMAN's continued development and ultimate delivery to Manx waters in 2023.’

Earlier reporting https://www.shippax.com/en/news/iomspcs-newbuilding-ro-pax-manxman-hits-the-water-in-south-korea.aspx

Jun 16 2022


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