Seatruck Progress and Seatruck Power

Seatruck Progress & Seatruck Power

These freight only ferries where designed and built specifically to be able to operate into Heysham port on behalf of Seatruck Ferries.  Due to the size of Heysham larger ships can not operate there, however the trend in recent years has been for vessels to get larger which severely restricted the number of vessels which could operate in Heysham’s confines.

3D model of the FSG class. Courtesy of Seatruck Ferries.
3D model of the FSG class. Courtesy of Seatruck Ferries.

They are 2 of 4 identical sister ships (known as the FSG, or FSG 746 class) designed and built specifically for Seatruck by the famous Flensburger shipyard in Germany.  They where designed specifically to maximise space for vehicles inside their restricted size, whilst maintaining a shallow draught due to Heysham being quite shallow (in fact the harbour needs to be dredged often in order to stop it from becoming silted up).  Due to the way they are designed they can carry 20% more freight but with 10% less fuel consumption than the ships they replaced for Seatruck.  Seatruck Power and Seatruck Progress currently operate between Dublin and Liverpool, but due to their design can also be used on the company’s other routes from Heysham and Warrenpoint.  Their two sister ships are currently on charter to Stena as Stena Performer and Stena Precision operating between Belfast and Heysham.

Technical Data

Seatruck Progress

Seatruck Power

IMO Number





Building Yard

Flensburger Schiffbau, Flensburg Germany (FSG)

Hull Number



Year Completed

November 2011



Seatruck Ferries Ltd


Seatruck Ferries Ltd


Det Norske Veritas,+1A1, General Cargo Carrier Ro-Ro, E0, DG-P, TMON

In service (original)

20th December 2011

14th February 2012

Call sign



Length overall






Gross Tonnage



  • 2 x MAN 7L48/60-CR main engines – 8,000 kW each
  • 2 x MAN-Alpha VBS1180 propellers – 4.30 metres diameter 
  • 2 x Mitsubishi S12R-M(P)TA gensets – 840 kW each
  • 2 x Wartsila CT200 bow thrusters – 1,000 kW each
  • 2 x twist flow full spade rudders with Costa bulb
  • Flume tank stabilisation system
  • 1 x MAN D2866 LE203 11.9l emergency diesel generator engine

Power(Max/Pme  @ 75%)


Speed (Max/Operational)


Fuel consumption

63.59t/day @ 21kts (90% MCR)


12 drivers in 6 double berth cabins. 

21 crew (max 22 in 21 single crew cabins + 1 spare cabin).

  • Weather deck: 564 lm – open
  • Upper deck: 665 lm – 5.30 metres free height
  • Main deck: 661 lm – 5.30 metres free height
  • Tanktop deck: 276 lm – 5.00 metres free height

2166 lane metres total

Cargo Access

  • Stern loading only (main deck).
  • Fixed ramp from Main Deck to Tank top – 4.0 m wide (Total length of ramp cover – 48.7 m).
  • Fixed internal ramp from Main Deck to Upper Deck – 6.5m wide.
  • Fixed ramp from Upper Deck to Weather Deck – 4.0 m wide


Isle of Man [UK 2nd Register] (Douglas)


Seatruck Progress at Liverpool. Courtesy of Seatruck Ferries.
Seatruck Progress at Liverpool. Courtesy of Seatruck Ferries.


Seatruck Power. Copyright © Scott Mackey.
Seatruck Power. Copyright © Scott Mackey.

Title image: Seatruck Progress when new, at Dublin.  Copyright © Scott Mackey

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