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Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #300 on: July 16, 2020, 11:12:07 pm
Don?t think this starts until 2021

On BF freight site first sailing 24th March 2021 with Amorique

https://www.brittanyferriesfreight.co.uk/ferry-routes/timetables/cork-roscoff






Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #301 on: July 16, 2020, 11:39:26 pm
Don?t think this starts until 2021

Sorry, corrected my post to make that clear.



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #302 on: July 16, 2020, 11:42:25 pm
Any further developments regarding the cancelled half completed Honfleur?



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #303 on: July 17, 2020, 12:06:38 am
Honfluer would make a great replacement for the epsilon. She has enough lane metres for Dublin - Holyhead in Summer and Dublin - Cherbourg in winter. If you remove the LNG Tanks you could have a deck for trailers or cars.

She is more compatible with Pembroke Dock than WB in terms of size.

She could be converted to heavy fuel oil with Scrubbers. This is the time to buy at a knock down price.



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #304 on: July 17, 2020, 07:58:16 am
Honfluer would make a great replacement for the epsilon. She has enough lane metres for Dublin - Holyhead in Summer and Dublin - Cherbourg in winter. If you remove the LNG Tanks you could have a deck for trailers or cars.

She is more compatible with Pembroke Dock than WB in terms of size.

She could be converted to heavy fuel oil with Scrubbers. This is the time to buy at a knock down price.
She is not for sale and if she was it would be cost prohibitive to convert her from LNG. As discussed on another forum she does not have sufficient fuel tanks installed to supply the main engines , the main engines would require a conversion as well as you can't just flip a switch and hey presto now running on heavy fuel oil .



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #305 on: July 17, 2020, 01:43:54 pm
On the other hand, what would it cost to install a LNG refueling facility in Dublin - or could she be refulled directly from a LNG tanker?

Really seems a bit silly to convert her - wherever she ends up.



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #306 on: July 17, 2020, 04:59:58 pm
Honfluer was designed as a pure gas run ferry with electric motors for propulsion , her fueling system was also designed to enable her to  be refueled by bringing the LNG onboard in special tanks which are hoisted into position with her own gantry crane and swapping out the empty tanks for full ones . She does not have to berth next to a LNG terminal, just   be within a reasonable driving distance from one for the tanks to be replenished , although being next to an LNG terminal would be handy as she can refuel directly from that as well . So if their is a ferry port in Ireland with an LNG tank terminal close by she could be considered, if and when she is completed .



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #307 on: July 17, 2020, 05:23:01 pm
I was given the impression that she'll be auctioned off along with the yard



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #308 on: July 17, 2020, 09:06:33 pm
Don?t think this starts until 2021

Sorry, corrected my post to make that clear.

Kieran, no bother at all, was just looking to find the info and spotted 2021, either way good news for Cork, and very early for BF to have the timetable out.



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #309 on: July 18, 2020, 01:32:53 pm
Few pics of Pont Aven arriving in Cork earlier today









Lots more Brittany Ferries here https://flic.kr/s/aHsk8PJNE2



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #310 on: July 18, 2020, 04:35:44 pm
Honfluer was designed as a pure gas run ferry with electric motors for propulsion , her fueling system was also designed to enable her to  be refueled by bringing the LNG onboard in special tanks which are hoisted into position with her own gantry crane and swapping out the empty tanks for full ones . She does not have to berth next to a LNG terminal, just   be within a reasonable driving distance from one for the tanks to be replenished , although being next to an LNG terminal would be handy as she can refuel directly from that as well . So if their is a ferry port in Ireland with an LNG tank terminal close by she could be considered, if and when she is completed .

Honfleur was designed for dual use and will have to be sold as part of FSG exit from administration.

Its unlikely anyone would take her in her current configuration without requiring modifications.



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #311 on: July 18, 2020, 04:46:43 pm
Few pics of Pont Aven arriving in Cork earlier today



Somehow forgot how awful that funnel looked on her.



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #312 on: July 18, 2020, 08:24:01 pm
Somehow forgot how awful that funnel looked on her.

Without a doubt the ugliest funnel on any current ferry if not the ugliest of all time  ;D



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #313 on: July 22, 2020, 11:47:35 am
Brittany Ferries are opening a new route from Rosslare to Cherbourg beginning on March 22nd using Etretat. Looks like its replacing the Rosslare-Roscoff service.   

« Last Edit: July 22, 2020, 11:53:13 am by ccs »



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #314 on: July 22, 2020, 11:59:27 am
Brittany Ferries are opening a new route from Rosslare to Cherbourg beginning on March 22nd using Etretat. Looks like its replacing the Rosslare-Roscoff service.
Plus Etretat will be operating the Rosslare to Bilbao service as well .