Reclining chairs were added in the forward and aft lounges and partitions added between the restaurant and bar areas. On 16 July 2008, Ben-my-Chree completed 10 years of Manx service. The vessel's current speed is 18.8 Knotsand is heading at the port of HEYSHAM.     }) The flag­ship of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Com­pany, it pri­mar­ily op­er­ates on the Dou­glas to Heysham route. [16], Ben-my-Chree is a Ro-Pax ferry, largely designed to carry freight, with two vehicle decks (decks 3 and 5) and two passenger accommodation decks (7 and 8). This article describes a trip to Ben-My-Chree, a homestead in a remote glacial valley, on the sternwheeler Tutshi in about 1930. She is the sole conventional passenger vessel operated by the company at present. Isle of Man Steam Packet Company vessel Ben-my-Chree has today (Tuesday) departed for Liverpool for its regulatory overhaul, when the ship goes into scheduled dry dock for three weeks. The ship was checked by divers for signs of damage to the propellers and steering. The refit also created an outside deck space and modifications were made to the vessel's stern door. HMS Ben-my-Chree served the Royal Navy through the middle years of World War 1, operating as a seaplane carrier. Terms Privacy User Agreement About. At a gross tonnage of around 12,000, she was the largest ship to enter service with the company. English (EN) MarineTraffic Blog Help Centre [13] The sailing arrived in Heysham Port around 1 hour late and no passengers or crew were injured. Length overall: 125.2 metres During the overhaul, MV Arrow - which the Steam Packet Company currently has on charter - will provide freight services. Ben-my-Chree re-entered service the following day with a freight-only service to Heysham, and full service from that point onwards. Breadth: 23.4 metres                }, Undoubtedly one of the most reliable vessels in the Company’s history, our conventional ferry Ben-my-Chree offers comfort and convenience at a more leisurely pace. This content failed to load. Year built: 1998 The flagship of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, it primarily operates on the Douglas to Heysham route. Card Transaction Fee: £0 Debit and £0 Credit.   if (didConsent) { In 2004, the vessel underwent a refit carried out by Cammell Laird to increase passenger capacity with the addition of a new passenger module. At her time she was known as the "Lusitania of the Irish-Sea" because of her high speed of over 25 knots. The safety of our customers and employees is our top priority.               "content": { It was then relocated to the Victoria Pier using a tug boat where passengers disembarked.[11]. MV Ben-my-Chree is a Ro-Pax vessel which was launched and entered service in 1998. Ben-my-Chree had five decks and a capacity of 2,549 passengers with a crew of 119.. She sailed from The Netherlands to the Isle of Man and was the first new ship of the company since 1976. window.addEventListener("load", function(){ MS Arrow and HSC Manannan were planned to take over the freight and passenger duties.                    } It was found that the ship and the fishing boat only suffered superficial damage.               }, A refit during her first winter improved passenger accommodation. The vessel received criticism due to her low passenger capacity of 500 (carrying no more than 350 per sailing), and the fact she had no open deck for passengers. Durchgeführt von Steam Packet auf der Douglas Heysham Strecke.               }, Propulsion power: 2x4320 KW Diesel MV Ben-my-Chree is a Ro-Pax vessel which was launched and entered service in 1998. [12] On 16 May 2015, there was a suspected chimney stack lagging fire was detected on the 8.45am crossing from Douglas to Heysham. Kate Partridge, A Lady in the Wilderness Ben-My-Chree, British Columbia The story below, which appeared in Canadian Home Journal in 1938, describes a trip to Ben-My-Chree in the summer of 1930. Ben-My-Chree is Manx for 'Girl of my heart' and her island owners commissioned the 12,504grt ro-pax from Dutch shipbuilders Van de Giessen-de Noord. The Ben-my-Chree was unable to make it's return sailing to Douglas on Friday morning Damage to a ferry propeller has caused disruption to sailings between the Isle of … RELOAD PAGE. She was owned by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company (IOMSPCo.). [17] Her freight capacity is 200 vehicles (1235m).[3]. The company insisted this was a "comfort level" for the vessel's size. GRT 12504 Vessel position, logs and particulars for Cargo and passenger BEN MY CHREE at FleetMon.com, the global ship database. [15] As a result two return crossings were cancelled and the vessel limped back to Douglas on one engine without passengers. The vessel is due to return to service on May 2 - with the Manannan set to operate passenger services to and from Heysham during that time with the MV Arrow to operate freight journeys. [20] Under the proposal, the 1998-built Ben-my-Chree would be "replaced by 2019–2021" with a new build vessel that would be 140-metres long and have a capacity of 800 passengers. Vehicles: 275 Get the latest live position for the BEN MY CHREE. The current position of BEN MY CHREEis in Irish Sea and St. George's Channelwith coordinates 53.92632° / -3.48830°as reported on 2020-12-28 15:13by AIS to our vessel tracker app. Track on Map Add Photo Costing around £24 million, she was built by van der Giessen de Noord of the Netherlands and launched on 4 April 1998. In the collision part of the ship was slightly damaged, meaning the evening departure to Heysham was delayed by two hours, with the Manannan arriving from Liverpool as replacement. TSS (RMS) Ben-my-Chree (IV) No. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be a global concern and the situation has our fullest attention. Originally, the vessel was a 2,500 liner used to ferry passengers to the Isle of Man until being taken over by the Royal Navy for purposes of the war effort. Ben-my-Chree (No.186355) was constructed by Cammell Laird at a cost of £1,400,000 (equivalent to £27,306,342 in 2019). Ben-my-Chree operates daily sailings from Heysham. She was the first steamer built post-World War I for the Steam Packet Co. . 145304 - the fourth vessel in the company's history to be so named - was a passenger ferry operated by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company between 1927 and 1965. The service arrived at Heysham only around thirty minutes late. var messtext = "

We use cookies to give you a better experience on steam-packet.com. onStatusChange: function(status) { [5] In 2014, Ben-my-Chree underwent a £1.6 million refit which included new LED lighting fitted to the lounge areas, refitted the crew rest area, this was also carried out by Cammell Laird.[6]. Ben-my-Chree was ordered in 1997 by Sea Containers for the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company. A replacement would take two years to build and we are keen to see plans go ahead. The repairs need to be … window.cookieconsent.initialise({                "href":"", Numerous sailings on the vessel had to be called off during the bank holiday weekend after the boat suffered damage to one of its propellers when entering Heysham Harbour last week. Vans cannot be booked online, please contact our Reservations Team with vehicle dimensions.                "text": "white" On 2 May 2015, the morning sailing from Douglas to Heysham and the afternoon return was cancelled. Last night while the ben my chree was entering douglas harbour it suffered an engine failure causing it to hit a fishing vessel moored on battery pier and also to … Another refit in April 2008 included a new livery and internal refit. Just sit back and relax in a choice of comfortable seating areas as you sail. The route she was operating on, was from Liverpool to Douglas and back. The flagship of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, it primarily operates on the Douglas to Heysham route. The Ben-my-Chree has arrived at a dry dock in the UK to undergo essential repairs. The Ben-my-Chree will set sail for Cammel Laird in Birkenhead today for its annual overhaul. Please visit our Coronavirus Information page. It's hoped the Ben-my-Chree will be back in service by Friday, 11 September, and the company has issued a revised timetable in the meantime. Facilities include a self service food lounge, a cafe/bar and a shop. She was the second of four car ferries ordered by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company and was virtually identical to her sister Manx Maid, built four years earlier. The Ben-my-Chree would then be retained as a third vessel to offer cover to the fleet. For additional privacy and comfort, book an en-suite cabin and enjoy complimentary tea and coffee-making facilities and a TV to keep you entertained throughout the sailing.                "link": "", There are 20 four-berth cabins and crew accommodation for 22. [17] In 2004, a major refit allowed her to carry a full capacity of 636 passengers. Purchased at a price of £24m (US$39.5m), BEN-MY-CHREEwas the first new-build vessel for Isle of Man services for 23 years. A new accommodation section containing the Legends café/bar, Niarbyl Quiet Lounge and toilets was added. The 125m ferry was launched in 1998 and she can accommodate 630 passengers,275 vehicles and 1,235 freight lane-metres. In May 2016, the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company outlined plans to replace the Ben-my-Chree as part of their proposed Strategic Sea Services offer to the Isle of Man Government.                "button": { Die herkömmliche Fähre Ben-my-Chree ist ohne Frage eines der verlässlichsten Schiffe , die von der Isle of Man Steam Packet Company in deren 180jährigen Geschichte genutzt worden ist .. Zu der Ausstattung gehört eine Bereich mit einem Selbstbedienungs-Buffet, ein Café / eine Bar und ein Laden.              "popup": { [9] Chief executive of the Steam Packet Company wrote to the local newspaper, the Manx Independent to express the company's frustration at the ongoing problems. … The 12,500 tonne Ben-my-Chree has served the island for 18 years. Arrangements to dry dock the ship in June and then in September had to be cancelled after the manufacturers, Wartsilla, failed to complete the necessary repairs. The Royal New Zealand Navy multi-role vessel HMNZS Canterbury, based on Ben-my-Chree's design, entered service in 2007.                       messagelink: '{{message}}', The Ben My Chree, Fast Craft Manannan and MV Arrow all tied up in Douglas Harbour due to the high winds (22 May 20) Feel free to make any comments either on this website by clicking the “Leave a comment” above or by logging onto my Facebook Page enjoy – Click on the image for a larger view. "[18] In Issue 17 of the company newsletter, Steam Packet Times, Chief Executive Mark Woodward explained that "Now that the refinancing has been completed we have begun the process of assessing the longer term - it is clear that the most significant investment in the coming years will be replacement vessels for Ben-my-Chree and Manannan."[19]. [8], In December 2011, the Ben-my-Chree suffered a number of cancelled sailings due to high winds and a problem with a bow thruster that had been damaged in May that year. NRT 3751 MV Ben-my-Chree is a Ro-Pax ves­sel which was launched and en­tered ser­vice in 1998. She is not as reliable as she was. She operates primarily on the Douglas to Heysham route, with occasional services to Belfast, Birkenhead and Dublin.               "theme": "classic", The vessel BEN MY CHREE (IMO: 9170705, MMSI 234983000) is a Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship built in 1998 (23 years old) and currently sailing under the flag of United Kingdom. She wa… The Ben-my-Chree was damaged during a crossing from Douglas on the Isle of Man to Heysham, Lancashire on Thursday. In March 2013, the chairman of local group TravelWatch, Brendan O’Friel, said "The Ben is currently mid-way through her life and she is starting now to develop problems of one sort or another. "showLink": false, Ben-my-Chree was suffering from a "bow thruster... only operating on reduced power". The sixth vessel to carry the name,[4] she is registered in Douglas, Isle of Man. You can also check the schedule, technical details and many more. } Undoubtedly one of the most reliable vessels in the Company’s history, our conventional ferry Ben-my-Chree offers comfort and convenience at a more leisurely pace. Queen (1946), MS Lady of Mann, MV Conister, MV Fenella (1951), MV Free Enterprise (1966), MV Manx Viking, MV Mary the Queen, MV Peveril (1963), MV Ramsey, MV Tynwald (1967), PS Ben-my-Chree (1845), PS Ben-my-Chree (1875), PS Built by Van der Giessen de Noord, Rotterdam. The Isle of Man Government will permit Isle of Man residents to travel off-Island and return, providing that they strictly follow travel and self-isolation rules. This route took her under 3 hours to complete. [14] On 9 April 2017, Ben-my-Chree suffered an engine failure after arriving at Heysham Port. [7], On the evening of 1 May 2013 when arriving in Douglas Harbour from Heysham, Ben-my-Chree struck part of the King Edward Pier linkspan. The conventional ferry Ben-my-Chree is without question one of the most reliable ships ever used by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company in their 180-year history. Draught loaded: 5.6 metres Photos of BEN MY CHREE (MMSI: 234983000) Browse and rate photos uploaded by our community. Freight: 1235 Lane Metres, Main engines: 2 x MAK On 12 February 2017, the vessel made contact with the pier at Douglas whilst attempting to moor in high winds on arrival from Birkenhead. Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. var btntext = "ACCEPT"; A combination of Otto's story-telling, Kate's hospitality and musical ability, and a spectacular garden in a remote glacial valley prompted tourists to start arriving, and during the 1920s it became a must-see for visitors to the Yukon.                "background": "#952115", For additional privacy and comfort, book an en-suite cabin and enjoy complimentary tea and coffee-making facilities and a TV to keep you entertained throughout the sailing. The Ben-my-Chree is a ropax ferry that is owned and operated by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company. }       dataLayer.push({'event': 'consent_given'});                elements: { Oops! "Holyhead Isle of Man Steam Packet crossing plan in pipeline", "£1.6M BEN-MY-CHREE OVERHAUL PROGRESSING WELL", https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/547c6fb7e5274a4290000049/BenMyChreeReport.pdf, "Ben-my-Chree bow thruster to be repaired in April 2012", "Steam Packet's frustration over Ben-my-Chree bow thruster", "Ben-my-Chree lost control and collided with fishing boat", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=MS_Ben-my-Chree&oldid=969951509, Ships of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 28 July 2020, at 10:42. The beautiful ' RMS Ben-my-Chree ' from 1908. dataLayer.push({'cookie_consent': 'true'}); During this time, the Manannan will cover all passenger and car services whilst the MV Arrow will carry freight. }); The Isle of Man’s borders will remain closed to non-Island residents until further notice. BEN MY CHREE (IMO: 9170705, MMSI: 234983000) gemisi 1998 yılında inşa edilmiş olan ve halen Isle of Man bayrağı altında bulunan bir Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship gemisidir. BEN-MY-CHREE (VI) was launched in 1998 at the Dutch yard of Van der Giessen-de Noord at Krimpen an den IJssel, near Rotterdam. The ship was 390 feet (118.9 m) long overall and 375 feet (114.3 m) long between perpendiculars.She had a beam of 46 feet (14.0 m) and a depth of 18 feet 6 inches (5.64 m) from her main deck to the top of her keel.          "palette": {               "message": messtext,                } The vessel's stern made contact with Battery Pier and a fishing boat at its mooring.                "dismiss": btntext, Ben-my-Chree entered service on 5 July 1998, Tynwald Day - the Isle of Man's national holiday. Take advantage of the opportunity to get your head down for a couple of hours so you arrive refreshed for your onward journey. 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"; As of July 2018, the vessel has been in service for 20 years. Otto named it "Ben-My-Chree," Manx for "Girl of My Heart." The Ben My Chree, Fast Craft Manannan and MV Arrow all tied up in Douglas Harbour due to the high winds (22 May 20) Feel free to make any comments either on this website by clicking the “Leave a comment” above or by logging onto my Facebook Page enjoy – Click on the image for a larger view. Ben-my-Chree was built in 1927 at the Cammell Laird shipyard, Birkenhead. The Isle of Man’s borders will remain closed to non-Island residents until further notice. Passengers and crew: 666 Pages: 58. [10], On 12 February 2015, Ben-my-Chree lost control and collided with a fishing boat, while entering Douglas Harbour. Filter the results based on the photo properties. Service speed: 19 knots var didConsent = this.hasConsented(); On 25 July 2008, Ben-my-Chree suffered a technical failure, with the Viking taking her Heysham sailing until she was repaired. 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