No mention of the internal bow doors to be fitted over there however - anyone know if that has already been done at Horgans Quay then, or are they still to be fitted when she gets back to Ringaskiddy in late February - or does she now comply as she already is
The work on her "bow doors" (it was, as far as I know a partition door, not her actual bow doors) was done in Cork already. She is being dry docked for surveys and the addition of the Childrens Play Area and Cabins.
The Department of Transport, and our fine government have proven over the past two decades that they do not want Ireland to have a merchant shipping fleet, and getting a vessel on the Irish flag is not an easy task.
The Julia's registered owners are Fastnet Line Ltd, Cork and her registered managers are Fastnet Line Ship Management, Cork so I am sure that in time she will fly the Irish flag, but at the moment I do not see how it is essential to the launch of the service.
Also, the Bahaman flag has very strict requirements attached to it (I remember a story about the Oscar Wilde and the size of text used in onboard signage....). Flagging a ship is a lot more complex that people realise....