Namely, repairs were expected to take no longer than 5 days allowing the ship to resume service on the 4th July. However, service engineers informed that the issue is more serious than anticipated and they expect the vessel will be out of service for a further period of 1 to 2 weeks.
ICG will now adjust the schedules of other vessels to limit the disruption. The Dublin / Holyhead route will operate with the Epsilon on the Ulysses schedule alongside the Dublin Swift which will operate additional evening sailings.
Irish Ferries apologised, but said that it can't find replacement tonnage during the peak tourism season, which is currently taking place.
This is the first major disruption on the Ulysses since its deployment on the Dublin Holyhead service in 2001.