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NathanBrady

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Re: P&O Fleet Movements
« Reply #345 on: March 19, 2017, 07:30:21 PM »
Maybe dey been drinking the paint instead of putting it on the boat.  Sounds like P&O been taking something

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Re: P&O Fleet Movements
« Reply #346 on: March 19, 2017, 08:01:24 PM »
Just on Seaway in Larne, I have it in good authority that it was considered dangerous to even attempt to bring Stena Lagan/Mersey into Larne in all but perfect conditions for an underwater survey.  Given they are just 6m longer than Seaway it does look like P&O might be taking things to the limit.  Looking forward to her coming here nonetheless.  It'll be great to see something different and having a Calais ship operating up here for a while.
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Re: P&O Fleet Movements
« Reply #347 on: March 25, 2017, 03:27:32 AM »
Neptune Aegli is expected to arrive in Dublin on the Morning of Sunday 26th to cover P&O's refits.  She looks to be entering service on Tuesday 28th in place of Norbank.

P&O Freight (and a number of crew)  have confirmed that European Seaway will be making her way up to the North Channel at the end of the month. At just over 17m longer than Highlander I assume arrangements will be made to accomodate her.  Most likely she will use the MacKean Quay as it is the largest berth and also has a twin tier linkspan (Seaway was designed without internal ramps).  P&O look to be keeping to the normal timetable, which means Seaway will almost certainly have to operate in drive through mode rather than as a stern only loader.
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Re: P&O Fleet Movements
« Reply #348 on: March 25, 2017, 06:38:48 PM »
I thought Seaway would fit. The fact Seaway is a Ro-Ro makes sense for Larne. Norbay, I imagine, was very impractical on a short operation like Larne - Cairnryan.

Pride of Burgundy, Hull, York, Bruges and Canterbury, look very smart after full repaints and refit. Spirit of France recently got a repaint too.

Not sure about Irish Sea. I believe European Endeavour, European Causeway and European Highlander got a full repaints last year, I imagine they will just get certain sections repainted. Decks on European Enderavour could do with a repaint.

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