Amsterdam Drydock To Rebuild Ro/Ro Passenger Vessel For Irish Line

The Amsterdam Drydock Company (Amsterdamse Droogdok Maatschappij B.V.) of the Netherlands, has recently been awarded an order involving the com- plete rebuilding of the twin screw ro/ro passenger vessel Saint Killian for the Irish Continental Line, Dublin, Ireland.

The rebuilding will be done in cooperation with the Danish consulting naval architects Knud E.

Hansen, Copenhagen. The conversion is foreseen between mid- November and the end of February 1982, at the cost of about 30 million Dutch guilders.

The Saint Killian is one of the vessels of Irish Continental Line which has, together with the Saint Patrick, a direct daily connection between Cherbourg/Le Havre, France, and Rosslare, Ireland.

ICL, the owners of the Saint Killian since 1978, has transported in 1980 a total 208,- 000 passengers and 39,000 cars.

From the Netherlands ICL transported in 1980 5,000 passengers and 1,800 cars, about 12 percent of the Dutch visitors to Ireland.

After the conversion, Saint Killian will have an increased capacity of 2,119 persons, 500 more than at present. The new passengers' accommodation will have 400 cabins with 1,332 beds, while the extended public rooms will have about 1,400 c o m f o r t a b le seats installed.

Private car capacity of the ferry will be increased from 280 up to 378. Additional space will be created for 10 freight trailers.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 9,  Sep 1981 Fred West

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