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The News Board / Re: Irish Ferries to charter Blue Star 1
« on: March 30, 2021, 06:41:08 pm »
How many Irish crew on their ships ...??..dont forget Irish Ferries almost killed off the last of the Irish seafares in favour of cheap labour ...pure corparate greed ..ruthless company in my opinion ...an island nation with practicly no merchant navy
Well if that's the case then the Irish fishing fleet are as guilty , most of their crews are from Eastern Europe and North African, why is that ! something to do with Irish people don't want to do that type of work anymore plain and simple.

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The News Board / Re: Irish Ferries to charter Blue Star 1
« on: March 30, 2021, 07:34:56 am »
Who cares about the flag logo on the funnel...to be honest they shouldnt be allow call themselves Irish or have a shamrock any where near them
Well they are an Irish registered company so what else would they call themselves , the ships just happen to be registered in a fellow EU country just like Arklow shipping who  have the prefix " Arklow" on all their ships with nineteen of the ships registered in Holland  flying the Dutch flag . There is also the chartered vessels in Irish Ferries livery , Epsilon Italian flag and now Blue Star 1 flying the Greek flag , all fellow EU countries .

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The News Board / Re: Irish Ferries to charter Blue Star 1
« on: March 26, 2021, 10:17:41 am »
I guess that this new service will start effectively with Irish Ferries buying or chartering ex-Calais Seaways, which is due to cease service with DFDS in June 2021.
It's basically a land bridge with Inishmore operating the connection between Dover and Calais .

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The News Board / Re: Irish Ferries to charter Blue Star 1
« on: March 25, 2021, 09:44:03 am »
How come , it appears to be running the same way on both sides as it should !

A logo like that should always appear the same no matter what the direction of travel, so the flag should slope up from left to right.
So on Blue Star it is showing as a flag would look from both sides, and on the rest of the fleet it's showing as a logo should , correct !

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The News Board / Re: Irish Ferries to charter Blue Star 1
« on: March 25, 2021, 07:03:43 am »
the flag on the funnel is the wrong way round
How come , it appears to be running the same way on both sides as it should !

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The News Board / Re: Irish Ferries to charter Blue Star 1
« on: March 24, 2021, 04:08:28 pm »
Looks good , maybe get the rest of the fleet in the same livery .

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The News Board / Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements
« on: February 11, 2021, 01:30:16 pm »
Mega Express 4 going onto the berth in Holyhead now.
Big difference in the weather for the crew , hope they brought wooly jumpers .

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The News Board / Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements
« on: February 09, 2021, 11:59:16 pm »
Here's a quick look around the Mega Express Four - she's a bright, colourful ship whose primary market is people heading on holiday to Corsica:

http://hhvferry.com/blog/?p=7221
Well if anything she'll add a splash of colour to Holyhead .

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The News Board / Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements
« on: February 06, 2021, 10:05:43 am »
I can see the need for a vessel with plenty of passenger/ cabin space as it's needed to  allow truck drivers to have their own cabin due to Covid on the longer crossing to the continent and as scomac  pointed out the vessel is only for refit cover so no modifications would be on the cards plus I doubt IF would charter a vessel if it was not compatible with the ports that they operate  to and from .

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The News Board / Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements
« on: January 06, 2021, 07:30:39 am »
Epsilon and WB Yeats swapping round tomorrow. Yeats heads to Cherbourg Wednesday evening and Epsilon to Holyhead in the afternoon according to IF sailing updates but not according to the booking engine.

Any idea what is going on and when the refits are scheduled?
I had noticed that too ,but it appears to be for just one return crossing and then back to their normal routes , it could be that they need the bigger ship that day on Dublin /Cherbourg .

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Discussion Board / Re: Investment at Rosslare Europort
« on: December 31, 2020, 06:41:55 pm »
Image of Rosslare posted online by The Coffee Dock Rosslare Harbour
Brilliant photo , well done .

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The News Board / Re: Stena Line fleet movements
« on: December 22, 2020, 07:55:55 pm »
I've noticed Stena Forecaster on AIS as operating between Dublin and Liverpool ! anyone know anything about that .

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The News Board / Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements
« on: December 01, 2020, 08:33:55 am »
I see Santander in the schedule now , is that just for the freight only schedule .

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This is a huge commitment by DFDS 3 vessels dedicated to a new route some speculation that MV Kerry could be one of the vessels. Have the existing operators being caught napping or were they just not willing to take the gamble? time will tell. A 24 hour crossing as opposed to a 15 or 16 hour crossing through Holyhead/Rosslare to Dover might make sense.
If you allow for the mandatory driver breaks ie 45 minutes break after every 4 1/2 hours,the drive from Holyhead to Dover takes approx 9 hours depending on traffic the two ferry crossing times 3/12 and 2 hours and waiting times say an hour at each port  come to a travel time of approximately 18 hours then add in the unknown the new customs procedures which I suspect will ad at least a couple more hours.
Further details are expected later today from DFDS.
Plus the 3 to 3 and a half hours to cross to the UK from Dublin or Rosslare .

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The News Board / Re: Irish Ferries 2021 schedule delay?
« on: November 14, 2020, 05:14:35 pm »
Stena Baltica is returning to France at the moment and  back wearing Brittany Ferries livery she will revert back to her previous name of Cotentin .

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