ICG takes delivery of high-speed craft Westpac Express

Irish Ferries owner says it took delivery of craft on June 1st

Ferry company Irish Continental Group has taken delivery of the high-speed craft Westpac Express.

The purchase of the boat, from Bali Westpac, was announced in April, with a price tag of more than $13 million. It was due to be delivered at the end of May.

The Irish Ferries owner said it had taken delivery of the craft on June 1st, and had delivered it onward to Sealift, who had chartered the vessel to US government organisation Military Sealift Command.

The charter is fixed for four-month period until September 30th, but can be extended to almost five years.

Built in 2001, the vessel has a passenger capacity of 900 and can carry up to 182 cars.