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Re: HSC Dublin Swift
« Reply #30 on: April 27, 2018, 09:46:44 PM »
Times sort of adjusted based on what IF site says.

8:45, arriving at 10:45, now departs at 8:30. 11:50 sailing now departs at 11:30. Arrival time stays same. Second sailings of the day are 2 hours each. Probably will take slightly longer than 2 hours. So 2 hours is now the shortest crossing.

I was on the JS back in September '16 and we cruised across in fair weather at a top speed of 33 ktns. Took a little over 2 hours.

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Re: HSC Dublin Swift
« Reply #31 on: April 28, 2018, 11:58:13 AM »
I think most of those adjustments are due to using T5 at Holyhead. The former Jonathan Swift is getting ready to depart and will be heading for La Coruna this evening.

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Re: HSC Dublin Swift
« Reply #32 on: April 28, 2018, 10:40:54 PM »
The Jonathan Swift leaving Dublin and getting a send off from the port tugs short video at this link (not mine) and glad to see she's making over 40 knots on her way to her new life.
https://youtu.be/65v8-NNpHbU

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Re: HSC Dublin Swift
« Reply #33 on: May 13, 2018, 06:49:37 AM »
I think most of those adjustments are due to using T5 at Holyhead. The former Jonathan Swift is getting ready to depart and will be heading for La Coruna this evening.
She’s a slower vessel at sea (same power output as JS) and also to load/discharge.  Extra capacity aside, she has that narrow stern ramp remember.
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Re: HSC Dublin Swift
« Reply #34 on: May 13, 2018, 02:25:00 PM »
She is slower at sea and has greater capacity for buses and vans than Jonathan Swift.

Hopefully moving to T5 will only be temperary.

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Re: HSC Dublin Swift
« Reply #35 on: May 13, 2018, 03:14:00 PM »
Why is she using T5 anyway? J. Swift used to use T2 on her early run and T3 on her later one.

Could they (Holyhead Ports) not use T4 for layups? I know there is no link-span there now but for much of the time it is empty - only used during fuel delivery to the shore tanks.

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Re: HSC Dublin Swift
« Reply #36 on: May 13, 2018, 07:27:58 PM »
Why is she using T5 anyway? J. Swift used to use T2 on her early run and T3 on her later one.

Could they (Holyhead Ports) not use T4 for layups? I know there is no link-span there now but for much of the time it is empty - only used during fuel delivery to the shore tanks.

I believe she doesn’t fit T2 in its current form. She uses T5 as she wouldn’t clear T3 in time for the morning arrival of Ulysses but leaves T5 just prior to Stena Adventurer going in.