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Christmas break vessel positions (Read 4541 times)
Christmas break vessel positions on: December 26, 2019, 02:42:07 pm
I thought it may be of interest to record where ships are/were over Christmas

Three Stena Line vessels at Holyhead Adventurer, Superfast X and, just offshore, Estrid.

Service is resuming with the 14.00 Stena Adventurer sailing to Dublin today, St. Stephen's Day. Superfast X resumes with the 08.55 tomorrow.

Stena Europe at Fishguard since operating the delayed 18.10 ex Rosslare on Christmas Eve. Resumes service with the 23.45 ex Fishguard tonight.

Isle of Inishmore at Rosslare (berth 1) and resuming with the 08.45 to Pembroke Dock tomorrow morning.

Stena Horizon at Rosslare (berth 3).

Ulysses at Dublin terminal 1 and resuming with the 08.05 sailing in the morning.
WB Yeats upriver at Alexandra Basin and resuming with the 14.30hrs.

Re: Christmas break vessel positions Reply #1 on: December 26, 2019, 06:07:34 pm
Thanks for this.

Has the Adventurer always operated on St Stephens Day?

Re: Christmas break vessel positions Reply #2 on: December 26, 2019, 06:37:14 pm
It operated last year.

Re: Christmas break vessel positions Reply #3 on: December 26, 2019, 09:10:08 pm
There is a footnote on the sailing updates page in respect of tonight's 20.40 hrs.  Dublin - Holyhead sailing

Please note this sailing will NOT take foot passengers.

Not sure if this restriction also applied to today's 14.00 Holyhead to Dublin

over in the Isle of Man sailings resumed this evening with Ben my Chree taking the 19.40hrs from Douglas to Heysham

Re: Christmas break vessel positions Reply #4 on: December 26, 2019, 09:31:16 pm
As there are no trains running foot pax would be very very few I would think.

Re: Christmas break vessel positions Reply #5 on: January 02, 2020, 11:14:36 pm
As posted to as part of a look at recent and forthcoming fleet movements:

Northern Ireland’s ferry fleet spent Christmas Day at the following locations:


Stena Superfast VII – VT4
Stena Mersey – VT1
Stena Forecaster – D1
Seatruck Performance – Belfast Dry Dock
Stena Hibernia AQ


European Causeway – MacKean Quay
Arrow – Continental Quay


Seatruck Precision – Warrenpoint

Carlingford Lough Ferry

Aisling Gabrielle – Greencastle (Co Down)
Frazer Mariner (last seen at New Ross boatyard, Nov 19th)

Strangford Ferry

Portaferry 2 and Strangford 2 tied together at the layover berth at Strangford

Rathlin Island

Spirit of Rathlin – Church Bay
Rathlin Express – Church Bay Harbour


Stena Superfast VIII – Loch Ryan Port
European Highlander – Cairnryan 1


Stena Lagan – Birkenhead 12 Quays North


Seatruck Panorama – Heysham roro 3
Stena Scotia – Heysham roro 3
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)