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Re: HSC Dublin Swift Reply #60 on: August 13, 2019, 08:03:38 am
Morning Swift sailing cancelled today. And everything running behind schedule yesterday.

"Irish Ferries regrets to advise that due to operational reasons, the 07:30hrs Swift Fast Craft sailing is now CANCELLED. Customers can be accommodated on the 0805hrs Ulysses Cruise Ferry from Dublin."



Re: HSC Dublin Swift Reply #61 on: August 13, 2019, 10:32:44 am
The parts must have arrived for the unserviceable engine.



Re: HSC Dublin Swift Reply #62 on: August 13, 2019, 03:04:08 pm
The parts must have arrived for the unserviceable engine.

Think it is still having an issue, still only hitting 26Kn on this afternoon sailing. Possible they decided to just protect her this morning and take everyone on the Ulysses



Re: HSC Dublin Swift Reply #63 on: August 26, 2019, 01:59:59 pm
The parts must have arrived for the unserviceable engine.
Or perhaps bookings were low and so they’ve decided to use one vessel in place of two.  Evidently there was space on Ulysses on what should be a busy sailing.
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

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Re: HSC Dublin Swift Reply #64 on: August 29, 2019, 08:41:17 am
Due to technical difficulties Swift Cancelled until further notice . Also Rumours circulating that in the coming Months both Inishmore and Ulysses will be going to have Scrubbers fitted . A ship yard in Poland was mentioned ,



Re: HSC Dublin Swift Reply #65 on: August 29, 2019, 09:58:34 am
That needs to happen per a worldwide directive.

In that case we may see WB Yeats Deputising for both Ulysses and IOI and perhaps charter tonnage on Ireland - France.



Re: HSC Dublin Swift Reply #66 on: August 29, 2019, 10:34:38 am
Would that not also apply to Stena Adventurer eventually? Presumably that would happen after the arrival of Estrid.



Re: HSC Dublin Swift Reply #67 on: August 29, 2019, 11:07:58 am
Due to technical difficulties Swift Cancelled until further notice . Also Rumours circulating that in the coming Months both Inishmore and Ulysses will be going to have Scrubbers fitted . A ship yard in Poland was mentioned ,

I was planning on getting the swift on Monday, that is a pity but it has been running late a lot recently



Re: HSC Dublin Swift Reply #68 on: August 29, 2019, 12:17:36 pm
Would that not also apply to Stena Adventurer eventually? Presumably that would happen after the arrival of Estrid.

Appplies to all vessels. From 1 January they need to have significantly lower emissions - choice is to burn a lower sulphur fuel (either more expensive lower sulphur fuel oil or LNG) or else find a way to “clean” the emissions before exhausting (I.e. scrubbers).



Re: HSC Dublin Swift Reply #69 on: August 29, 2019, 06:26:20 pm
Would that not also apply to Stena Adventurer eventually? Presumably that would happen after the arrival of Estrid.

Stena may chose not to go with scrubbers on Adventurer.  Retrofits are proving to be a costly exercise with far from guaranteed success.  Even new builds (such as Estrid) are being ordered without them fitted!  Stena have plenty of experience with exhaust cleaning technology (Jutlandica was the first ferry in the world fitted with SCR for example), and have tried a few different approaches, so I guess they will look at the data and make a call based on their analysis.  Scrubbers have disadvantages but so does reduced sulphur fuel in engines not designed to run it.  Likewise it will be a judgement call for Irish Ferries too.
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

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Re: HSC Dublin Swift Reply #70 on: May 26, 2020, 11:06:32 am
Dublin Swift en route to Liverpool?



Re: HSC Dublin Swift Reply #71 on: May 26, 2020, 04:29:36 pm
Swift now berthed in Alexandra Docks tied up with no linkspan.



Re: HSC Dublin Swift Reply #72 on: May 26, 2020, 06:18:15 pm
Would there be more maintenance work going on?



Re: HSC Dublin Swift Reply #73 on: May 28, 2020, 11:19:53 am
Swift is berthed where Stena Lagan was laid up before she moved on I don't know if maintenance is being carried out on her but I suspect that she is just being mothballed and I'd guess that it is unlikely she will enter service this year (or ever again).



Re: HSC Dublin Swift Reply #74 on: May 28, 2020, 10:28:20 pm
no-one will travel to ireland for holiday while lockdown measures are in place,

WB Yeats will remain on Dublin - Holyhead route until most likely August when goverment retrictions are lifted.

Swift will only be required at that point, in any case her charter options are slimb at this time.

As the 2nd New Build will not arrive for two or three years i expect Swift will remain in the fleet.

Its more likely some modifications have to be made to comply with Covid retrictions before she can carry passengers again.
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