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Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #75 on: March 03, 2014, 01:45:53 am
Brittany Ferries 2014 Cork - Roscoff season will commence on March 14th departing Roscoff and 15th March departing Cork , Pont Aven will operate all sailings bar one notable exception , Bretagne will close the season departing 31st October from Roscoff and 1st November from Cork on what will probarbly be Bretagne's final visit to Cork.
Below from www.shipspotting.com MV Bretagne
« Last Edit: March 03, 2014, 02:06:42 am by Collision-course »



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #76 on: March 05, 2014, 01:41:50 pm
Brittany Ferries 2014 Cork - Roscoff season will commence on March 14th departing Roscoff and 15th March departing Cork , Pont Aven will operate all sailings bar one notable exception , Bretagne will close the season departing 31st October from Roscoff and 1st November from Cork on what will probarbly be Bretagne's final visit to Cork.
Below from www.shipspotting.com MV Bretagne

Must try and get on that final Bretagne sailing. A really great vessel.

BTW the sailings seem to have been pushed  back a week according to http://www.brittanyferries.ie/ferry-routes/ireland-france-ferries/cork-roscoff/timetableThe Cork- Roscoff season doesn;t start til March 21st departing Roscoff and 22nd March departing Cork



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #77 on: March 05, 2014, 03:48:30 pm
The timetable change is strange , I wonder is there a problem with Pont Aven , it has yet to return from overhaul and Armorique is still operating Pont Avens schedule , what a time for something like that happen though , Brittany Ferries will not only miss St Patricks Festival , but the cancelled sailings coincide with the closure of airports and an Aer Lingus strike , talk about bad timing.



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #78 on: March 05, 2014, 06:25:41 pm
Pont Aven has a damaged rudder and is in Dunkerque for repairs

Apparently damgaged the rudder by hitting a linkspan in port, D'OH!
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Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #79 on: March 09, 2014, 08:16:31 pm
Pont Aven has a rudder motor failure and nothing to do with hitting anything docking related.

Apparently this is an image of the rudder shaft being worked on

https://imageshack.com/i/0n4m3aj

Images of the Pont Aven Dunkerque here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/toussolidairesavecbrittanyferries/

Armorique is covering at the moment, interesting image of it with the front bottom windows plated over for the rougher crossings on the Bay of Biscay.

http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1987265



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #80 on: March 09, 2014, 08:37:58 pm
The Norman Voyager is supposed to be handed over to Brittany Ferries from tonight, one would expect it to proceed to drydock for a hull repaint and renaming as Etretat.

It is still on the DFDS booking engine though the Seven Sisters is in LeHarve to take up the sailings from the Voyager.

Sailings are due to commence on March 25th

http://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/economie




Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #81 on: March 12, 2014, 09:27:00 pm
The former Norman Voyager is being repainted in LeHarve but not in drydock, here are some images of the new Etretat

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=275361799306305&set=pcb.275363099306175&type=1&permPage=1



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #82 on: March 13, 2014, 06:02:43 pm
Pont Aven is fixed and in Cherbourg getting ready to begin service again.



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #83 on: March 14, 2014, 09:52:08 pm
Why does Brittany Ferries paint their logo on the side of the new vessel and Irish Ferries didn't?  Is this because Brittany Ferries have money to throw away?



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #84 on: March 15, 2014, 12:15:11 am
Why does Brittany Ferries paint their logo on the side of the new vessel and Irish Ferries didn't?  Is this because Brittany Ferries have money to throw away?

Have you considered stand-up. Brittany ferries dont have money to throw away, maybe they think their new ship will be in the fleet long-term, whereas Irish Ferries are, rumoured, to only have Epsilon short term.



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #85 on: March 16, 2014, 01:25:26 am
Why does Brittany Ferries paint their logo on the side of the new vessel and Irish Ferries didn't?  Is this because Brittany Ferries have money to throw away?
The charter agreement for Epsilon may not allow for a full repaint or full renaming, whereas Stena RoRo have obviously allowed BF to go all out on a repaint and new name.  Most people probably don't notice anyway!
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

Flickr: www.flickr.com/tarbyonline



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #86 on: March 16, 2014, 02:29:03 pm
Etretat (ex-Norman Voyager) did not get a full repaint , only a funnel repaint (which Epsilon got) and application of the company name on the hull , and the hull logo's are quite small , as can be seen in the picture below from www.shipspotting.com



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #87 on: March 16, 2014, 06:44:23 pm
Etretat (ex-Norman Voyager) did not get a full repaint , only a funnel repaint (which Epsilon got) and application of the company name on the hull , and the hull logo's are quite small , as can be seen in the picture below from www.shipspotting.com
AFAIK it was done alongside at Le Havre as well.  At the end of the day, the funnel is the bit people are most likely to see.  The hull is usually largely hidden in port and the time it is visible in open sea from the shore will be limited as well.  Doesn't sound like they have done much inside to her either.
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

Flickr: www.flickr.com/tarbyonline



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #88 on: March 18, 2014, 10:02:05 pm
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The 2,474 passenger/800 car LNG fueled ferry ordered by Brittany Ferries from shipbuilder STX France SA will be classed by Bureau Veritas which will also oversee the conversion of three existing Brittany Ferries ROpax vessels to LNG.

A major risk analysis carried out by Bureau Veritas and its Tecnitas subsidiary helped Brittany Ferries reach its decision to switch part of its fleet to gas fuel.

"We are proud to be deeply involved in this major project, not only by performing the required risk analysis for the ships but also together with Brittany Ferries working with the ports they serve on the logistics and bunkering," said Jean Jacques Juenet, passenger ship manager, Bureau Veritas. "With a clear picture of the economics and safety issues and certainty about the fuel supply Brittany Ferries was able to take the crucial decision to adapt to new emission rules by making a full switch to gas power."

The 24.5 knot ship newbuild be one of the largest LNG-powered ROpaxes yet. It will utilize GTT membrane tank technology for the gas containment tanks, allowing a larger capacity and extended period between bunkering operations.
http://www.marinelog.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=6365:bv-to-class-brittany-ferries-gas-fueled-ropax-newbuild&Itemid=226
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

Flickr: www.flickr.com/tarbyonline



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #89 on: March 23, 2014, 09:14:49 pm
The Pont Aven made its return to Ringaskiddy yesterday, some information on the crossing here:

http://forums.bfenthusiasts.com/showthread.php?t=12517