Saturday, May 16, 2009

New Steam Packet vessel







Sorry - I was at Monticello on a schooltrip yesterday -- boy, I love Thomas Jefferson.

The IoM is getting a new 314ft catamaran, Manannan, she looks very fast. She was previously known as Incat, was bought in Tasmania and undertook a month-long 11,868 mile trip to Britain last July. This is from the Australia website:
The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company has announced the new name for Incat 050, the 96 metre
Wave Piercing Catamaran recently purchased for its Irish Sea fleet. Manannan is a happy choice,
reflecting on the company’s desire to focus on its Manx heritage while sharing in the mystique of
the God of the Sea and protector of the Isle of Man.

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