DFDS Rosslare

Started by ferryfan, January 28, 2021, 10:53:22 AM

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ferryfan

MS Drotten arrived in Rosslare this morning having taken over from MS Optima Seaways (which is en route to Lithuania).
Drotten is a sister ship of the Visby currently on this route.

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Quote from: ferryfan on January 28, 2021, 10:53:22 AM
MS Drotten arrived in Rosslare this morning having taken over from MS Optima Seaways (which is en route to Lithuania).
Drotten is a sister ship of the Visby currently on this route.

Couple of pics of Drotten arriving earlier at Rosslare. Pics from Rosslare Europort twitter






giftgrub

Posted on Linkedin this morning

NEW! We welcome DFDS announcement of a fourth ferry on Rosslare Europort to Dunkirk route, bringing to 36 the number of direct services between Rosslare and the European Continent every week! 🇮🇪 🇫🇷 🇪🇺 Looking forward to welcoming DFDS? Ark Dania to Rosslare from the start of April.


Lurker

#4
Fourth DFDS vessel at start of April didn't appear. Seems to be working between Felixstowe and Netherlands. Noticed too that Armourique isn't stopping in Rosslare for BF anymore. Has the avoiding the land bridge trend been sated?

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Quote from: Lurker on April 09, 2021, 12:54:52 AM
Fourth DFDS vessel at start of April didn't appear. Seems to be working between Felixstowe and Netherlands. Noticed too that Armourique isn't stopping in Rosslare for BF anymore. Has the avoiding the land bridge trend been sated?
Armourique calling at Rosslare was always a temporary operation. BF had the ship and deploying her made financial sense. She's currently covering for the Pont Aven (which remains laid-up in Le Havre) from Cork.

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Quote from: admin on April 09, 2021, 09:08:06 AM
Quote from: Lurker on April 09, 2021, 12:54:52 AM
Fourth DFDS vessel at start of April didn't appear. Seems to be working between Felixstowe and Netherlands. Noticed too that Armourique isn't stopping in Rosslare for BF anymore. Has the avoiding the land bridge trend been sated?
Armourique calling at Rosslare was always a temporary operation. BF had the ship and deploying her made financial sense. She's currently covering for the Pont Aven (which remains laid-up in Le Havre) from Cork.

As per the attached BF freight schedule Armorique is now doing 2 sailing a week ex Cork to Roscoff/St Malo

giftgrub

#7
Ark Dania arrived in Dunkerque this morning and will become the fourth vessel on the Rosslare service on Tuesday at 03.30 hours when it departs for Rosslare.



Revised timetable is attached

giftgrub

Ark Dania arrived in Rosslare this morning (image posted on the Facebook by Rosslare Maritime.

Started service with departure from Dunkerque yesterday

12345teacher

few photo of isle of innismore in damen shipyard brest france on facebook Rosslare Harbour Maritime Heritage Centre

ferryfan

Just came across video of crossing from Rosslare to Dunkerque onboard the m/s Drotten
https://youtu.be/HOkhw1YyHc0

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Quote from: ferryfan on April 19, 2021, 11:07:13 AM
Just came across video of crossing from Rosslare to Dunkerque onboard the m/s Drotten
https://youtu.be/HOkhw1YyHc0

Nice video


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giftgrub

#13
Reported on the Facebook this evening that Visby is going off service this weekend as it's going to drydock in Landskrona, it's replacement on the route is expected to be the Seven Sisters from the Transmanche fleet on the DFDS operated route Newhaven -Dieppe.

Details on Seven Sister's here:

https://www.doverferryphotosforums.co.uk/mv-seven-sisters-past-and-present/

This will mean there will be two Visby ferries in the Baltic as the SF 1650 Visborg was recently renamed Visby (the traditional name for the lead vessel on the home route),

https://www.faktaomfartyg.se/visborg_2018.htm

It is expected the SF1500 Visby (DFDS) will be renamed, possibly to Visborg or Thejlvar, wonder will it be rebranded for DFDS while in drydock ?

https://www.faktaomfartyg.se/visby_2003.htm

Info on the Gotland fleet here:

https://www.destinationgotland.se/sv/farja/allt-om-resan/fartygsfakta/

giftgrub

Visby well on the way to Landskrona, will arrive in the morning for drydock and name change.

Seven Sisters will leave Dunkerque tonight for Rosslare with its maiden arrival tomorrow evening.

Very limited truck capacity on Seven Sisters, so DFDS will have reduced numbers until Visby/Visborg returns.