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IF Swift disappeared from Booking Platform

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Fast Ferry Fan

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Anyone know why the Ulysses (8am / 2pm) and Swift (all sailings) have disappeared from the IF Booking platform this Saturday (10th August)?

Seems to be in both directions.
Last Edit: September 01, 2019, 01:52:36 PM by Fast Ferry Fan

Wilty

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Maybe all sailings are full and they have closed bookings.

Fast Ferry Fan

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Hopefully it's that, as I already have a booking.

Thought it kept the sailing there but just said it was full.

jimjoe

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Think the forecast for Friday night/Sat morning  is choppy enough

marsav68

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Fast Ferry Fan

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Was on the swift this morning to Holyhead - first time aboard the new one. First impressions were good, nicer interior than old one. However. disappointed when we were told that it was operating on reduced power. Finally disembarked at 10.30.  Apparently a problem with one of the engines. Going to be a long shift for the staff.

IFPete

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The engines keep giving problems.  I guess she will be taken out of service when the required part arrives.

Fast Ferry Fan

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Looks like that's it for the year from the Swift. Next few days have been cancelled and she's no longer on the booking platform.  Hopefully her technical problems can be sorted out - it's not looking like it was a great investment right now.

Steven

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Anyone know why the Ulysses (8am / 2pm) and Swift (all sailings) have disappeared from the IF Booking platform this Saturday (10th August)?

Seems to be in both directions.
Ulysses was possibly full

Looks like that's it for the year from the Swift. Next few days have been cancelled and she's no longer on the booking platform.  Hopefully her technical problems can be sorted out - it's not looking like it was a great investment right now.
She also appears to have been totally removed from the website!

She's currently tied up at the former HSS maintenance berth in Holyhead inner harbour having been assisted onto it by 2 tugs yesterday.  She crossed at 22kts.  I believe that's her for this year and all bookings are being transferred to the conventional vessels.  She's very "sick".
Last Edit: September 01, 2019, 05:59:14 PM by Steven
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ferryfan

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Irish Ferries have confirmed that the Swift has been cancelled for the remainder of her Summer season and is not expected to return until Spring 2020 dates not yet confirmed but the 2020 schedule is expected to be confirmed in about 4 weeks time.