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Conor1988

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Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements
« Reply #1050 on: September 07, 2017, 09:32:22 AM »
Going by the facts section of the bigshipneedsbigname.com site it would appear that the plan is to send the new ship mainly to France given its estimated she will travel 125,000 nautical miles per annum.

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« Reply #1051 on: September 08, 2017, 11:48:37 AM »
I would agree with that accessment for 2019 onwards.

My guess is a sister ship will be ordered upon delivery of the first.

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« Reply #1052 on: September 10, 2017, 08:45:08 PM »
Epsilon heading for the shelter of Torbay this evening. That makes sense when a northwesterly is blowing hard. However both Stena Horizon  [heading west towards Lands End] and Oscar Wilde [heading south about an hour and a half off the turn] are both braving the first storm of the autumn. Oscar is registering 33 knot winds and Windfinder is forecasting 4.2 metre waves for 10pm and 5.9 for 7am tomorrow morning. A good night to be on land.

Ian Brazil

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« Reply #1053 on: September 10, 2017, 08:48:59 PM »
I Wonder a name  Saint  Patrick  the  Wicklow. Be a good name for a new ship.

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« Reply #1054 on: September 10, 2017, 10:56:23 PM »
Epsilon heading for the shelter of Torbay this evening. That makes sense when a northwesterly is blowing hard. However both Stena Horizon  [heading west towards Lands End] and Oscar Wilde [heading south about an hour and a half off the turn] are both braving the first storm of the autumn. Oscar is registering 33 knot winds and Windfinder is forecasting 4.2 metre waves for 10pm and 5.9 for 7am tomorrow morning. A good night to be on land.

Anchored off Exmouth better  to wait it out than get the bad press from the last storm she was caught out in.

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« Reply #1055 on: September 11, 2017, 10:17:14 PM »
Epsilon heading for the shelter of Torbay this evening. That makes sense when a northwesterly is blowing hard. However both Stena Horizon  [heading west towards Lands End] and Oscar Wilde [heading south about an hour and a half off the turn] are both braving the first storm of the autumn. Oscar is registering 33 knot winds and Windfinder is forecasting 4.2 metre waves for 10pm and 5.9 for 7am tomorrow morning. A good night to be on land.

Anchored off Exmouth better  to wait it out than get the bad press from the last storm she was caught out in.

Slow progress Epsilon only now making her way up the Wexford coastline having left anchorage at 5.00 am. Not due in Dublin until after midnight making it about 30 hours at sea.

IFPete

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« Reply #1056 on: September 13, 2017, 08:19:09 PM »
It now appears the new ship will go into service in July 2018 according to media reports.

This makes a lot of sence. It will probably be delivered in June and be tested on a trial and error basis to make sure it beds in before its inaugral voyage to France.
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« Reply #1057 on: September 15, 2017, 08:24:41 PM »
Was in France last week and spoke to a guy in the WBS warehouse in Roscoff. He'd done a wine tasting on the return trip Roscoff/Rosslare and said that the talk on the Oscar Wilde was that with the new build concentrating on Cherbourg  Oscar would be doing an extra 6/7 trips to Roscoff in 2018. 
 

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« Reply #1058 on: September 16, 2017, 08:16:55 PM »
That makes a lot of sence. I would not be surprised if the epsilon does three dublin - cherbourg trips per week allowing the oscar wide to focus on Rosslare and Dublin - Roscolf.

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« Reply #1059 on: November 01, 2017, 10:49:55 PM »
Oscar Wilde was in Dublin this evening, due to the Irish Rail strike Rosslare was considered a risk. She arrived in Dublin from Cherbourg at about 15.20 today and departed for Cherbourg at about 18.50.

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« Reply #1060 on: November 13, 2017, 11:49:21 AM »
No Ulysses sailing this morning due to annual EU inspection. No Swift sailing this afternoon due to bad weather and Swift has no sailing on Wednesday due to her inspection.
ICG will post a trading update tomorrow which may provide some details about their plans for next year. As of today sailings from Ireland to Uk are loaded in their search engine up to the end of August 2018 but no mention of Epsilon after June.
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« Reply #1061 on: November 14, 2017, 11:10:30 AM »
Trading results on ICG website, growth for all divisions. Also noted the search engine has been updated to include Epsilon and Swift for sailings to UK up to end of August 2018.
Epsilon now free of her France duties will be operating her timetable 7/7.
« Last Edit: November 14, 2017, 11:13:20 AM by ferryfan »

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Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements
« Reply #1062 on: November 16, 2017, 04:14:23 PM »
Swift running on 3 engines today crossings taking 2hours 30 minutes. onboard today smooth crossing light load.