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Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #285 on: June 18, 2020, 04:34:26 pm
 Brittany ferries stops honfleur with fsg maybe for IF?
« Last Edit: June 18, 2020, 06:04:41 pm by Kieran »



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #286 on: June 18, 2020, 04:40:59 pm
I don't understand what you're saying



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #287 on: June 18, 2020, 04:44:38 pm
t may be interesting for if



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #288 on: June 18, 2020, 05:10:13 pm
it may be interesting for if to replace epsilon



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #289 on: June 18, 2020, 05:12:15 pm
I don't understand what you're saying

Looks like BF have cancelled their order for Honfleur. Maybe IF will step in and take over the incomplete vessel?

https://www.niferry.co.uk/brittany-ferries-honfleur-cancelled/



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #290 on: June 18, 2020, 08:49:24 pm

Looks like BF have cancelled their order for Honfleur. Maybe IF will step in and take over the incomplete vessel?
Most unlikely, Honfleur was to be a pretty bespoke design for one route only and LNG fueled  from  special tanks that could be swapped out for refuelling from a depot in France , just an expensive white elephant now .
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Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #291 on: June 19, 2020, 09:04:20 am
It's a complete hull and superstructure, I'm sure whoever eventually ends up owning the remnants of the shipyard will eventually complete it or sell it on to be finished in some form, probably with diesel power units instead of Brittany's LNG order. It has to be far more valuable as 75% of a complete ship than as a pile of scrap steel.

IF ordered a high freight capacity ferry, Honfleur was to have several decks less freight and several more passenger capacity. It would be the wrong spec for IF's Dublin-France and completely useless on Holyhead. While it is probably possible to alter it to have more lanemetres there is no way it could be made to match the purpose built capacity IF had ordered.

I can't help but think that the cancellation is as much down to the prospect of covid and brexit causing a long term downturn in business and BF no longer wanting to sink capital they may not have into a ship they won't need for years. Even if they have to write off a portion of the purchase it may be the better choice for their business

I would say that IF may also be very happy that they are getting their cash back rather than a costly ship they don't really need in the current market.



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #292 on: June 19, 2020, 11:20:57 am
Confirmation she has been cancelled in a press release:

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Somanor and Brittany Ferries confirm termination of Honfleur shipbuilding contract

Somanor and Brittany Ferries confirm the termination, on 17th June 2020, of the shipbuilding contract for Honfleur, a ferry powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).

Somanor SAS (a semi-public company bringing together the Normandy Region, and the Calvados and Manche Departments), and Brittany Ferries have confirmed the termination of the construction contract for Honfleur with the Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) shipyard.

The vessel has been under construction in Flensburg, Germany, since 2017. Honfleur was originally scheduled to enter service in June 2019, but delivery of the vessel has been postponed several times due to persistent financial problems encountered by the yard's management.

The change of main shareholder in September 2019, with the arrival of Lars Windhorst and the Tennor group, did not allow the yard to return to growth and competitiveness.

With the surprise announcement that the yard was placed under the protection of the Commercial Court in May 2020, and unsuccessful discussions with the current management of FSG and its main creditors, Somanor and Brittany Ferries, the backers of Honfleur, acknowledged that they had lost confidence in the yard's ability to complete the vessel within a reasonable period of time.



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #293 on: June 19, 2020, 05:15:08 pm
What now becomes of Honfleur? Will she be towed to a yard that will finish her fitting out?



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #294 on: June 19, 2020, 08:15:23 pm
My guess is that she will eventually be auctioned off by the administrators in a "as is" state. May be a bargain for whoever purchases her.

Anybody know how complete she is? given the time she's spent there surely there can't be much more to do?



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #295 on: June 19, 2020, 10:59:13 pm
Could BF buy her off the Administrators and get another yard to complete her?



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #296 on: June 23, 2020, 03:32:32 pm
BF resume passenger sailings from Ireland to France starting with Kerry on Rosslare to Roscoff at 23.30 next Monday 29th June. Pont Aven on recommencing Cork to Roscoff Saturday 4th July at 4pm

https://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/information/coronavirus/ceo-message



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #297 on: June 23, 2020, 04:02:48 pm
Further details on resumption of Cork - Roscoff sailings as reported in The Echo, Cork



Brittany Ferries announces return of Cork to Roscoff service
by Breda Graham

"Brittany Ferries has confirmed the limited return to scheduled passenger services including its Cork to Roscoff service.

The first Cork to Roscoff sailing of the summer will depart Cork on July 4.

Brittany Ferries has said that the safety of passengers, freight drivers and crew has been “the top priority” throughout the Covid-19 crisis and passenger capacity will be limited on all vessels.

Capacity limits will be ship dependent, and will be reviewed as the summer progresses..."

Full article published in EchoLive.ie

Source:
https://www.echolive.ie/corknews/Brittany-Ferries-announces-return-of-Cork-to-Roscoff-service-3dcf806a-7c33-4f57-a23f-aefae85d1585-ds
« Last Edit: June 23, 2020, 05:18:37 pm by Kieran »



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #298 on: July 16, 2020, 04:18:39 pm
Brittany Ferries are to reintroduce the midweek Cork -Roscoff sailings with the Armourique next year.

Timetable has her departing Roscoff Tuesday afternoon, early arrival in Cork Wednesday, the leaving Cork Wednesday for a Thursday arrival in Cork.

Great to see after the loss of the Spanish route.
« Last Edit: July 16, 2020, 11:38:22 pm by Kieran »



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #299 on: July 16, 2020, 09:40:33 pm
Brittany Ferries are to reintroduce the midweek Cork -Roscoff sailings with the Armourique.

Timetable has her departing Roscoff Tuesday afternoon, early arrival in Cork Wednesday, the leaving Cork Wednesday for a Thursday arrival in Cork.

Great to see after the loss of the Spanish route.

Great news for the Port of Cork.