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Re: NEW IF Ship Reply #225 on: June 08, 2018, 02:05:58 PM
Access is now by way of pay per view to earn some lost revenue .



Re: NEW IF Ship Reply #226 on: June 08, 2018, 04:14:31 PM
Sky Sports ;D ;D



Re: NEW IF Ship Reply #227 on: June 09, 2018, 12:18:57 AM
The FSG webcamof the pier is now unaccessable and is looking for username and password. No such problems vewing the building hall webcam though.
Has anyone actually physically seen this vessel or are we just relying on photographs and dodgy webcam pictures?  Could it all be fabricated, like some say the moon landings were?















Only joking!  Probably just some sort of network reconfiguration error  :o
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

NI Ferry Site

Flickr: www.flickr.com/tarbyonline



Re: NEW IF Ship Reply #228 on: June 09, 2018, 12:40:25 AM
Does the ship really exist? :o :D



Re: NEW IF Ship Reply #229 on: June 09, 2018, 12:46:26 AM
Does the ship really exist? :o :D
My man in Germany says she does and even sent some photos, but are they to be trusted?  He could be in on the conspiracy  :o :P

In all seriousness, from pictures taken this morning she looks very.... unfinished.  Still a month or so to go though!
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

NI Ferry Site

Flickr: www.flickr.com/tarbyonline



Re: NEW IF Ship Reply #230 on: June 09, 2018, 10:59:03 AM
There were nice photos appeared yesterday. As Steven says there is a lot of work still to do, It is still carrying its floating workshop on the stern.

I understood that Bridge crew were on the way to flemsburg presumably for familiarisation prior to sea trials.

This would suggest sea trials are two to three weeks away at best.
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Re: NEW IF Ship Reply #231 on: June 12, 2018, 03:27:18 PM
All sailings on WB Yeats cancelled
https://www.independent.ie/life/travel/travel-news/irish-ferries-cancels-all-summer-sailings-on-new-wb-yeats-ferry-37002317.html

Up to 19,000 passengers have had their holiday plans thrown into disarray this afternoon as Irish Ferries announces further delays to the arrival of its W.B. Yeats cruise ferry.

The €147m ship was due to start sailing between Ireland and France and the UK from July 30, but all sailings up to September have now been cancelled.

"Irish Ferries regrets to announce that, due to extraordinary circumstances beyond its control, the delivery of the W.B. Yeats has been further delayed by FSG," it said.

'FSG' refers to Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft & Co.KG, the German shipbuilder charged with delivering the state-of-the-art ship.

Approximately 6,000 bookings will be impacted by the delays, Irish Ferries has confirmed - or up to 19,000 passengers.

This is the second delay to impact passengers booked onto the W.B. Yeats. Last April, thousands had their holiday plans disrupted when Irish Ferries cancelled sailings booked between July 12 and 29.

"Because of the uncertainty caused by this additional delay, Irish Ferries has no option but to cancel all the planned sailings to France for W.B. Yeats this Summer, with the ship now likely to commence sailing with Irish Ferries on Dublin / Holyhead as scheduled in September," it said.

The company is contacting affected customers this afternoon to inform them of the cancellations, offer alternative travel options, and apologise for the disruption to their travel arrangements, it added.

Under EU regulations, passengers whose ferry sailings are cancelled or delayed by more than 90 minutes have a right to a re-routing or a full reimbursement of the ticket price within seven days.

    Q&A: What are my rights if my ferry is cancelled or delayed?

Irish Ferries says affected customers are now being offered a number of alternative travel options, including:

    Alternative direct sailings to France on the Oscar Wilde
    A ‘land-bridge’ option i.e. sailing to the UK (from either Dublin or Rosslare) and then to France
    A "full and immediate" refund

Customers who choose the land-bridge option will also be reimbursed the cost of their fuel requirements from the port of arrival in the UK to the port of arrival in France, the company says.

In addition, as it did last April, Irish Ferries is offering each affected customer a €150 voucher which it says can be used on Ireland-France routes "next year".

"Irish Ferries very much regrets the inconvenience these cancellations cause our customers and hopes that as many as possible will choose to be accommodated via the company’s alternative arrangements and continue with their holiday plans," it said.

Affected customers can contact the company directly on +353 (0) 818 300 400 or email [email protected]




Re: NEW IF Ship Reply #232 on: June 12, 2018, 05:08:29 PM
W.B. Yeats Update
12 JUN 2018
Press Release 12th June 2018 3pm 

Irish Ferries Regrets to Announce Further Delay to W.B. Yeats

German shipbuilder, Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft & Co.KG (FSG), has advised Irish Ferries of a further delay to the delivery of the W.B. Yeats

New ship was due to commence sailings between Ireland and France from the 30th July 2018

Irish Ferries regrets to announce that, due to extraordinary circumstances beyond its control, the delivery of the W.B. Yeats has been further delayed by FSG. Because of the uncertainty caused by this additional delay, Irish Ferries has no option but to cancel all the planned sailings to France for W.B. Yeats this Summer, with the ship now likely to commence sailing with Irish Ferries on Dublin / Holyhead as scheduled in September. Irish Ferries is contacting affected customers this afternoon to inform them of the cancellations, offer them alternative travel options, and apologise for the disruption to their travel arrangements.

Approximately 6,000 bookings will be impacted by this issue.  Customers affected are being offered a number of alternative travel options e.g. alternative direct sailings on the Oscar Wilde, or a ‘land-bridge’ option i.e. sailing to the UK (from either Dublin or Rosslare) and then to France (Customers who choose the land-bridge option, will also be reimbursed the cost of their fuel requirements from the port of arrival in the UK to the port of arrival in France).If alternative travel arrangements do not suit, customers will, of course, be entitled to a full and immediate refund of all monies paid.

Irish Ferries was previously forced to cancel July sailings for the W.B. Yeats when they were informed in April by FSG, of the initial delay.  Approximately 2,500 bookings were impacted by the earlier cancellation, however, 95% of those chose to switch to Irish Ferries’ other cruise ferry, the Oscar Wilde.

Irish Ferries very much regrets the inconvenience these cancellations cause our customers and hopes that as many as possible will choose to be accommodated via the company’s alternative arrangements and continue with their holiday plans. As valued customers of Irish Ferries, we are offering each affected customer a €150 voucher which can be used on any of our Ireland-France routes next year.

Irish Ferries is contacting customers directly, however, any customers who wish to contact Irish Ferries can call +353 (0) 818 300 400 or email [email protected]

Ends
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

NI Ferry Site

Flickr: www.flickr.com/tarbyonline



Re: NEW IF Ship Reply #233 on: June 15, 2018, 04:04:53 PM
If you review the different communications released by Irish Ferries and FSG since WB Yeats was ordered the number of cabins varies,

Originally 435 Cabins for 1900 passengers and crew.

2800 lane metres plus dedicated car deck for 300 cars

Irish Continental Market Presentation March 2017 and Dec 29 2017 and per Irish Ferries Website.

440 Cabins for 1885 passengers and crew,

2800 lane metres plus dedicated car deck for 300 cars


FSG Media Release 12 June 2018

455 Passenger Cabins Plus 60 Crew Cabins for 1885 Passengers and Crew.

2800 lane metres , No mention of dedicated car deck for 300 cars

Question: Did they loose part of the dedicated car deck to install the 60 crew cabins.

There was some speculation a few weeks ago that the crew cabins were not ready.

The Devil is in the detail.
« Last Edit: June 15, 2018, 05:57:49 PM by IFPete »



Re: NEW IF Ship Reply #234 on: June 18, 2018, 03:10:28 PM
The FSG Pier Webcam is now back working.



Re: NEW IF Ship Reply #235 on: June 19, 2018, 01:55:36 PM
The FSG Web cam is back up and running, Ship looks its way off completion 



Re: NEW IF Ship Reply #236 on: June 19, 2018, 03:43:20 PM
Ship looks great.



Re: NEW IF Ship Reply #237 on: June 25, 2018, 07:26:17 PM
WB Yeats Transponder is now working.  :)



Re: NEW IF Ship Reply #238 on: July 03, 2018, 08:09:50 AM
All sorts of speculation flying around as to what the exact delay is and who is responsible.

Meanwhile, there’s no W.B. YEATS on the If timetable at all now.  Her place has been taken by...  OSCAR WILDE.  Could be an issue for freight if things stay that way.
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

NI Ferry Site

Flickr: www.flickr.com/tarbyonline



Re: NEW IF Ship Reply #239 on: December 14, 2018, 12:05:50 PM
As expected, Honfleur launched this morning at FSG.

I've just read on another forum that the second IF build will be the next one to go down on the blocks. Can anybody confirm this?