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Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1365 on: October 11, 2018, 10:50:32 pm
Feels a bit like that - Stena haven't cancelled any sailings yet.

When I checked at 15:30 they had!  As had P&O on Dublin - Liverpool.
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

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Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1366 on: October 18, 2018, 12:23:55 pm
Irish Ferries have just stopped taking bookings on all midweek sailings the week before christmas between France and Ireland in both directions. I'm booked on one of those sailings and not (yet) cancelled.

I cannot see any way that they are suddenly sold out in both directions, so is this them hedging their bets and looking to have Epsilon as a potential relief ship from the UK for that busy pre christmas period, maybe to compensate for WB Yates still not being operational, or is there something else going on?

The Oscar Wilde only has half the vehicle capacity of Epsilon so not ideal for any really busy period.
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Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1367 on: October 18, 2018, 11:47:22 pm
Oscar can hold more passengers and cars than epsilon

Epsilon is set up for freight.

Last Christmas Oscar mist a lot of sailings on Dublin - Holyhead due to the direction of the winds at Holyhead because she does not have the Thruster manouvorability of Ulysses or Epsilon.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1368 on: October 25, 2018, 05:37:35 pm
It seems that Ulysses is to get a few days off. Her sailings are been replaced by the Inishmore, who's sailings are been replaced by the Oscar Wilde.
According to the booking site, Ulysses last sailing is 08.05 on Monday 29th and back for Thursday 1st for the 20.55 sailing.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1369 on: October 25, 2018, 09:57:41 pm
Ulysses still has technical issues not resolved after a month in H&W, time for IF to bump up the maintenance budget, and spend on the fleet.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1370 on: October 26, 2018, 03:57:06 pm
It looks like any repairs/work to Ulysses will be carried out in Dublin, she is to be berthed at P&O 25 from Monday



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1371 on: October 29, 2018, 03:43:40 pm
Meanwhile the Isle of Inishmore arrived in Dublin this morning to take over from Ulysses from tonight. Haven't been on her for years need to find an excuse...



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1372 on: October 29, 2018, 04:28:23 pm
Good to see Ol' Faithful back again! Don't think she's ever let anybody down!



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1373 on: October 30, 2018, 10:21:18 pm
Oscar Wilde struggling with prolonged turn around times especially at Pembroke.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1374 on: October 30, 2018, 10:25:32 pm
There appears to have been a problem with cars and freight arriving late at the port of Pembroke



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1375 on: November 01, 2018, 07:17:37 pm
Ulysses rambling around Dublin bay this evening prior to returning to duty for the sailing to Holyhead tonight. Inishmore heading from Dublin to Pembroke for the 2.45 am sailing tomorrow to Rosslare and the much delayed Oscar Wilde heading to Rosslare this evening from Pembroke. All back to normal from tomorrow.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1376 on: November 01, 2018, 08:12:27 pm
Inishmore just passing Wicklow at an impressive 23.2 kts.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1377 on: November 01, 2018, 09:58:31 pm
As the Irish Sea fleet returns to their normal places after a few days of musical chairs, it came to my attention today that apparently IF have not released any sailings from Jan 6th 2019 (source their own Facebook site) even if you are waiting to see what vessels you will have available this is a strange business decision.

For instance all their existing fleet is available and WB is an additional vessel, makes no sense not to take bookings, if Stena were to run a  2019 promo they would clean up at the moment.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1378 on: November 02, 2018, 12:48:30 am
Has anyone else thought that tonight may well have been the last time that we will see the inishmore in Dublin? Assuming that Yeats will cover Ulysses and epsilon will cover yeats during dry dock season.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1379 on: November 02, 2018, 08:59:48 am
She might be back in Dublin next summer when WB Yeats goes full time on France.
IF will want to build up the epsilons roster on Dublin - Holyhead to accomodate Ulysses in Summer 2020,

Putting Epsilon back on Holyhead would be a backward move.

The key issue issue is finding a suitable vessel to cover Pembroke next summer.

A vessel capable of accomodating 1500 passengers and 2000 lane meters would be needed.
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