Irish Ferries to charter Spirit of Britain

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ICG announced that Irish Ferries has entered into a Bareboat Charter agreement with a purchase obligation for the Spirit of Britain (to be renamed), and is expected to enter service with Irish Ferries during June. 

The Spirit was built by STX Europe in Finland in 2010, entering service on the Dover – Calais route in 2011 where she has remained in the service of P&O Ferries. 

The ship has been acquired for a total consideration of €89.4 million settled through a combination of a two-year bareboat charter set at €20,000 per day and a purchase obligation for €74.8 million at the end of the charter.

The acquisition of the vessel will allow Irish Ferries to move one of the three existing ships on Dover – Calais and to replace a chartered vessel currently operating on the Rosslare – Pembroke route.

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