MS Clipper Pace

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Name: MV Clipper Pace
Owner: Seatruck Ferries
Operator: Seatruck Ferries
Ordered: 2004
Builder: Astilleros de Huelva
Yard number: 821
Laid down: 29 June 2006
Completed: February 2009
In service: 3 March 2009
Identification: IMO number: 9350678
Status: In service, between Liverpool (UK) and Dublin (RoI)
General characteristics
Class and type: Det Norske Veritas Classification; General Cargo carrier RO/RO Container - Freight Ferry
Tonnage: 4,428.0 Net tonnes
14,759 Gross tonnes
Length: 142 m (465 ft 11 in)
Beam: 23 m (75 ft 6 in)
Draught: 5.2 m (17 ft 1 in)
Draft: 5.70 m (18 ft 8 in)
Depth: 16.3 m (53 ft 6 in)
Installed power: 18,480 kilowatts (24,780 hp)
Propulsion: 2 x Wärtsilä 8L46D diesel engines, 18,480 kW (24,780 hp)
2 x 1,000 kW (1,300 hp) bow thrusters.
Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h)
Capacity: 116 Trailers, 12 Passengers/Driver accompanied
Crew: 23

MV Clipper Pace is a Ro-Ro Freight ship owned by Clipper Group, Denmark and operated by Seatruck Ferries. Built by Spanish shipyard Astilleros de Huelva, Clipper Pace entered service In March 2009 between the Ports of Liverpool and Dublin, in the repubblic of Ireland.[1]


Clipper Pace is the third of four new ships for Seatruck. Her service speed of over 21 knots (39 km/h) enable crossing times between Liverpool and Dublin to be reduced to six hours. Older ships like the Riverdance and Moondance take nine and a half hours to do the same journey.[2]


Clipper Pace is designed around the need to fit into Heysham harbour. She has three decks for carrying vehicles, with a headroom sufficient to enable the carriage of taller trailers.[3] The vessel's size has been described as "Heysham Max" - i.e. the maximum size that can be accommodated at Heysham.[4]


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