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Davy Jones

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Still wondering if the build on the Flensberger webcam is the new Irish Ferries vessel. Looks a little small to me -however she is far from finished yet.

Is there any way of knowing?

Chef

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Yes it does look like another RoRo , i would think the new IF build would be wider , anyway let's keep guessing were all the sections lying around are going to go on this one .

Niall

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Yes it looks like EKOL's 2nd RoRo Fadiq which is being built. The outer hull sections seem to be painted blue.

Meet the dockers

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As expected by many posters on this forum, IF is to name the new ship with an Irish literary name. Full details available at www.bigshipbigname.com, including a possible prize of free transport with IF for life...what better prize for forum members here!

Davy Jones

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Looks like the current build may be hitting the water this week. They are doing final painting and the dais has been set up.

Niall

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FADIQ was launched this morning and has just now been moved to the outfitting quay at FSG.

Chef

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As expected by many posters on this forum, IF is to name the new ship with an Irish literary name. Full details available at www.bigshipbigname.com, including a possible prize of free transport with IF for life...what better prize for forum members here!
Well the Naval Service have taken the remaining name choices , Irish Ferries may have ship named the  MV Roddy Doyle in service .

Davy Jones

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I entered my suggestion of "Pygmalion" - George Bernard Shaw's famous play.

ferryfan

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Stage is set for the keel laying ceremony.

Niall

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Keel was laid this morning following the usual ceremony at FSG.

Matt Cartmill

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Looks like another RO RO vessel to me looked like this when they started the last one



Niall

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Looks like another RO RO vessel to me looked like this when they started the last one

No Matt it's definetly not another  Ro Ro. http://afloat.ie/port-news/ferry-news/item/37121-strong-irish-ferries-presence-at-keel-laying-ceremony.

Matt Cartmill

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Thanks for the update guys 🙂