Monday, September 4, 2017

Win Free Trips for Life in Freight and Passenger Ferry Naming Competition

Irish Ferries Want Suggestions for New Cutting Edge Vessel
Shipping News Feature
IRELAND – You would think that after the 'Boaty McBoatface' saga organisations would be more reticent about asking the public to propose names for their vessels. However, not to be deterred Irish Ferries are asking for naming suggestions for their biggest ever vessel, a €144 million, 55,000 tonne cruise ferry which is under construction in Germany and due for launch next year. The new ferry will accommodate 1,885 passengers and crew and it will have 2,800 lane metres of freight vehicle capacity which provides room for over 500 cars or up to 165 articulated trucks and 300 cars on a dedicated car deck.

However, apparently learning from precedent the company is stipulating that the name must be in line with their current naming policy and be one of the great names from Irish literature. In a statement the company said:

“Ulysses, Wilde, Swift. We’ve got some of Ireland’s biggest literary names in our fleet. Next summer, we’re adding a new ferry to that list, the biggest to sail the Irish Sea. Be part of a great tradition, and help us find an Irish literary inspired name for our new ship.”

The company is offering the prize of a free return trip per year for life on any Irish Ferries service. An additional twenty runner ups will win a return trip. The competition closes for entries on Friday 29 September

Submissions can be made HERE.