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Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #255 on: November 04, 2019, 09:50:29 am
Great photos of Kerry ...just got txt saying pont aven is delayed on way to Santander...so that’s a 27 hour delay for us as we were due out on Kerry yesterday 3/11/19..



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #256 on: November 04, 2019, 03:58:15 pm
Had text & emails fro BF Thursday afternoon to say Pont Aven sailing 1500 Friday (not 2030). Did some quick last minute shopping, and checked out of holiday accommodation early Friday. En route more info from BF to say now sailing even earlier and we did at 1400 French time. Not too bad a crossing as we ran ahead of the storm. A bit bumpy up until midnight, but docked in Ringaskiddy at 0230. We got a good night's sleep as embarkation didn't start until 0800. Home early. Didn't notice until later that those on IF Epsilon not so lucky. She sailed at 1630 Friday but anchored of Sidmouth until 0800 Saturday and not expected Dublin until 0800 on Sunday.

Different approaches to tackling the oncoming storm. What factors drive these decisions and who makes them? The Master of the ship or the company?



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #257 on: November 04, 2019, 05:23:02 pm
Different approaches to tackling the oncoming storm. What factors drive these decisions and who makes them? The Master of the ship or the company?

It's the Captain that would make the decision, that was made clear by the investigation into Epsilon's bumpy crossing in 2016.

Full report for that is here.



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #258 on: December 02, 2019, 07:40:27 pm
A few pics of Kerry arriving in Cork harbour earlier today












Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #259 on: February 25, 2020, 07:18:45 pm
Few pics of Kerry arriving in Cork yesterday afternoon after her final sailing from Santandar. 









« Last Edit: February 27, 2020, 05:00:54 pm by ccs »



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #260 on: February 27, 2020, 05:03:12 pm
Looks like Mondays arrival pictured above was the final on in Cork from Santandar. According to Marine Traffic ""Kerry"is on her way to Rosslare from Santandar.




Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #261 on: March 08, 2020, 11:39:08 am
Pont Aven has left Gdansk this morning. Showing destination as Skagen



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #262 on: March 10, 2020, 03:05:19 pm
Pont Aven has just left Skagen destination Cherbourg. ETA: 2020-03-12 08:00 LT (UTC +1)



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #263 on: March 14, 2020, 08:04:43 pm
« Last Edit: March 14, 2020, 08:15:23 pm by ccs »



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #264 on: March 15, 2020, 12:03:04 am
Brittany Ferries confirm immediate changes to ferry schedules from Cork until April 10th
This comes following the increase in Coronavirus cases

By Gavin O'Callaghan
15:10, 14 MAR 2020

Brittany Ferries has made a number of significant changes to its schedules due to the on-going Coronavirus crisis.

They have announced that all services from Cork to Roscoff and also Roscoff to Cork are cancelled until the 10th of April.

The French government recently confirmed measures steps to protect its citizens. As a company employing all-French crew, Brittany Ferries have prepared for the possibility that many of their crew may not be available to work, either through self-isolation or because they are caring for family members at home.

These changes will be reviewed as the situation alters in the coming days but the company has insisted that all passengers with existing reservations will be offered a full refund. Alternative arrangements will also be made on other Brittany Ferries services where possible and dependant on the traveller in question.

So following her dry-dock in Poland, Pont-Aven will not return to service on Tuesday the 17th of March until at least the 10th of April. Pont-Aven was scheduled to serve Portsmouth, Santander, Plymouth, Roscoff and Cork.

“On behalf of everyone in the company, I would like to apologise for the significant disruption this will cause to many customers,” said Christophe Mathieu, CEO Brittany Ferries.

“However, under the extraordinary circumstances of the current crisis, we have no option but to take decisive action now to respond to the challenges we face. We thank everyone for their understanding at this difficult time.”

Rosslare to Roscoff are still operating to schedule while all services from Rosslare to Bilbao are cancelled until the 9th of April. Brittany Ferries have also informed passengers that their customer services department is set to be under severe pressure so there is likely to be delays in their response to certain queries.

Courtesy: CorkBeo.ie




Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #265 on: March 15, 2020, 12:23:04 pm
Brittany Ferries confirm immediate changes to ferry schedules from Cork until April 10th
This comes following the increase in Coronavirus cases

By Gavin O'Callaghan
15:10, 14 MAR 2020

Brittany Ferries has made a number of significant changes to its schedules due to the on-going Coronavirus crisis.

They have announced that all services from Cork to Roscoff and also Roscoff to Cork are cancelled until the 10th of April.

The French government recently confirmed measures steps to protect its citizens. As a company employing all-French crew, Brittany Ferries have prepared for the possibility that many of their crew may not be available to work, either through self-isolation or because they are caring for family members at home.

These changes will be reviewed as the situation alters in the coming days but the company has insisted that all passengers with existing reservations will be offered a full refund. Alternative arrangements will also be made on other Brittany Ferries services where possible and dependant on the traveller in question.

So following her dry-dock in Poland, Pont-Aven will not return to service on Tuesday the 17th of March until at least the 10th of April. Pont-Aven was scheduled to serve Portsmouth, Santander, Plymouth, Roscoff and Cork.

“On behalf of everyone in the company, I would like to apologise for the significant disruption this will cause to many customers,” said Christophe Mathieu, CEO Brittany Ferries.

“However, under the extraordinary circumstances of the current crisis, we have no option but to take decisive action now to respond to the challenges we face. We thank everyone for their understanding at this difficult time.”

Rosslare to Roscoff are still operating to schedule while all services from Rosslare to Bilbao are cancelled until the 9th of April. Brittany Ferries have also informed passengers that their customer services department is set to be under severe pressure so there is likely to be delays in their response to certain queries.

Courtesy: CorkBeo.ie

The bit in bold is a misprint. Rosslare- Bilbao is continuing in freight mode only and Rosslare-Roscoff is cancelled. 



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #266 on: March 15, 2020, 05:22:08 pm
Just took another look a moment ago at Brittany Ferries latest advice regarding it's schedules in light of the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and below is what is currently stated on Brittany Ferries website in respect of it's Ireland - France & Spain services.
If the information you have is correct, then it should have been more clearly outlined on the Brittany Ferries website under it's "Sailing updates" window.

Below is what it is currently indicating on Brittany Ferries website:

Ireland - France & Spain
CORK TO ROSCOFF / ROSCOFF TO CORK
All services are cancelled until 10/04/20.

ROSSLARE TO ROSCOFF / ROSCOFF TO ROSSLARE
All services are operating to schedule.

ROSSLARE TO BILBAO / BILBAO TO ROSSLARE
All services are cancelled until 09/04/20.

Thanks for this clarification during this time of such constantly changing events, it must be an absolute nightmare for all concerned. 



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #267 on: March 16, 2020, 12:18:09 pm
As I wrote its obviously a typo on the BF website. Why would Rosslare-Roscoff go ahead and not Cork-Roscoff? Doesnt make sense! BF newsroom site has the correct information
https://brittanyferriesnewsroom.com/brittany-ferries-confirms-immediate-changes-to-ferry-schedules/

Quote
3. Brittany Ferries’ Kerry service operating between Rosslare and Bilbao will take only freight. The last passenger service will leave Bilbao at 12:00 Sunday 15 March bound for Rosslare. This change applies until at least 9 April 2020.

Monday
Arrive Rosslare 1600
Depart Rosslare 2330

Tuesday
Arrive Roscoff 1530
Depart Roscoff 1900

Wednesday
Arrive Rosslare 0800
Depart Rosslare 1100

Thursday
Arrive Bilbao 1600
Depart Bilbao  1845

Friday
Arrive Rosslare 2130
Depart Rosslare 2330

Saturday
At Sea

Sunday
Arrive Bilbao 0800
Depart Bilbao 1200



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #268 on: March 16, 2020, 03:24:16 pm
https://brittanyferriesnewsroom.com/further-suspension-of-brittany-ferries-passenger-services/

Changes France-Ireland routes:

Brittany Ferries will cease its weekly rotation connecting Roscoff in France with Rosslare in Ireland. Kerry will however continue two rotations per week, carrying freight between Rosslare and Bilbao in Spain.



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #269 on: March 16, 2020, 04:16:24 pm
While the Brittany Ferries newsroom link you referenced contains the correct schedule changes information, it also contains a link referring customers to view the Sailing Updates which are still incorrect on the website - any typos should have been corrected at this stage. Not all customers of BF might get to view sites like this one and may see the Sailing Updates link on the BF website first rather than the Brittany Ferries Newsroom link! If they want people to refer to their website rather than calling, they should ensure their website is not contradicting itself due to typo errors. The Sailing Updates page was changed - it's just not reflecting the new realities!