Great bit of info - thanks for that.Manx Viking-ex Monte Castillo. Manx line started up in '78 and was a new Co' started by a coterie of business associates,including Geoff Duke,the former World Champion Motor Cyclist. It was a very interesting time and one of the highlights of my career at Sea. I was the first Chief Engineer and did the first run from Heysham,in Lancashire,to Douglas in the Isle of Man. The service was set up in opposition to the Oldest British Shipping Co-The Isle Of Man Steam Packet Co'. The Co' was amalgamated in due course with the IOMSPCo and I did the last run, to deliver the Manx Viking to her new owner's -DFDS,in Stavanger,in about '87(I think). I sailed with some great people and eventually with the SPCo',ended my Sea career in '91. great days and Shipmates.Martin Peat.