MV European Highlander (2002)
European Highlander arriving at Cairnryan, Spring 2005.
|Owner:||Barclays Mercantile Business Finance Ltd|
|Operator:||P&O Ferries (Irish Sea) Ltd|
|Port of registry:||Nassau, Bahamas|
|Builder:||Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Shimonoseki, Japan|
|In service:||3 July 2002|
|Identification:||IMO number: 9244116|
|Length:||162.7 m (533.8 ft)|
|Beam:||23.4 m (76.8 ft)|
|Draft:||5.5 m (18.0 ft)|
|Installed power:||4 x Wärtsilä 12V38|
|Propulsion:||2 x controllable pitch propellers|
|Speed:||22.5 kn (42 km/h)|
MV European Highlander is a ferry operated by P&O Irish Sea on their Cairnryan to Larne service. She is the current flagship of the P&O Irish Sea fleet . European Highlander is an enlarged version of European Causeway, the Highlander being 6 metres longer. Other differences include minor revisions to the passenger deck layout, additional passenger lifts and the use of larger lifeboats rather than Marine evacuation systems.
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