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 MUIRNEAG - ex MERCANDIAN CARRIER, ALIANZA, MERCANDIAN CARRIER II, BELARD

Gaelic Name: Muirneag
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HISTORY
 USUAL ROUTE:
Ullapool - Stornoway (Freight)
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 Picture: In Stonoway Harbour, Ships of CalMac Collection
 DETAILS
Type: Steel MV
Callsign: VQBE3
IMO: 7725362
MMSI: 235007463
Built: 1979
Launched: 4/25/1979
Acquired: 26/09/2002
Entered Service: 28/09/2002
Disposed: 
Ordered By: Merc-Scandia KS
Cost: £3.200.000
Registered: Glasgow
Launched by: 
Named after: Gaelic name of a 248m mountain on Lewis
 DIMENSIONS
Length: 105.5m
Draught: 5m
Breadth: 18.8m
Gross tonnage: 3350
 CAPACITIES
Passengers: 12
Cars: 
Crew: 
Lifeboats (Number of): 2
 TECHNICAL
Builders: Frederikshavn Værft A/s, Frederikshavn, Danmark
Yard No: 380
Engine Builders: MAK
Machinery: 12-cyl, MaK diesel
Speed: 15.5 kts
Hoist & Lifts: In 1986 her vehicle lift to the upper freight deck was replaced with an internal ramp.
 FACILITIES
756 Lanemeters For Commercial Freight
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 REMARKS
She is not be the first major CalMac vessel to have a fully Gaelic name - Claymore is Gaelic for "big sword". “Muirneag” (with a grave accent on the “u” and pronounced “moornyak”) is being managed by Harrisons (Clyde) of Glasgow.

Charter Details: MUIRNEAG started running on the overnight freight roster between Stornoway and Ullapool on Saturday 28 September 2002, Her charter began round about then, possibly a day or two before. She is noted as having conducted berthing trials at both terminals on Thursday 26 September.
 ROUTE TIMELINE
1979 - 1986: Various Denmark Routes
1986 - 1992: Ardrossan - Belfast
1993: Larne - Ardrossan
1993 - 1998: Great Yarmouth - Ijmuiden
1998 - 2001: Åbenrå - Klaipeda & Bergen - Sola
2001 - 2002: Aberdeen - Lerwick & Ipswich - Ostend Charters

2002 - Present: Ullapool - Stornoway (Freight)


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