Interior of main terminal building in Rosslare yesterday!
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Stena Scandica has finally left Turkey this morning, image of the finished ferry posted by Sedef on LinkedIn
Stena Baltica in the background
Given the length of time it was in the shipyard, amazing they did not get a chance to paint the top decks above the passenger accommodation !
Meanwhile, I would be surprised if they would use Dun Laoghaire again for ferry services as STENA ceased all operations from this exit point some years ago when operations transferred to Dublin Port.Is the linkspan gone in Dun Laoghaire?When travel restrictions eventually ease in the weeks/months ahead, perhaps there will be an major increase in demand on Ireland to UK routes. With Cork Airport set to shut down from September to November, perhaps a good time for more thinking outside the box as many people may want to travel following vaccination after such long lockdowns on non-essential international travel. Perhaps Port of Cork should explore new passenger ferry services ex-Cork to UK with Cork Airport not operating much commercial traffic and planning to close for runway extension next Autumn. With Duty Free Shopping now resumed it may make it viable for operators to consider running ferry services ex-Cork to a UK port in the coming months? Options may include either a Cork to Swansea, Cork to Pembroke Dock or Cork to Fishguard? Tourism interests in the South-West Cork & Kerry regions would certainly welcome any such move.I really doubt it anyone will be doing Cork - UK in the near future. Ignoring the pandemic, Brexit has had a massive impact on ROI - UK traffic (Stena are reducing Dublin - Holyhead to one ship at the weekend, and not finding cover for Europe - there is all the evidence you need).
Doesn?t look like Europe has moved into dry dock. Still moored in the same place for a good number of days unless data is incorrect on position.
Correct, for some reason has not moved but has appeared several times on vessel movements list, Dublin Swift appears to be in the front of the drydock where you would expect the Europe to go.
On list again for 12.00 tomorrow
And Europe remains berthed in the same place and Dublin Swift is also in the same place. Things look to be delayed.
It is rumoured that Blue Star 2 will be joining the Irish Ferries fleet in the not too distant future.
Ooooooooh, where did you see that!?
IOI's final sailing is the 1445 ex Pembroke with BS1 picking up the 2045 ex Rosslare this evening. IOI will probably head to Gdansk tomorrow.
I think she is off to the Damen yard in Brest expected there Wednesday.
What ferry is this replacing??? Or is it an additional ferry to serve additional frequency on existing routes?