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Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1425 on: December 15, 2018, 01:47:05 pm
It could be that the prop shat fix is still not full fixed and she is vunarable in poor weather.

She will be in drydock for three weeks or longer in January when it can hopefully be finally sorted out.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1426 on: December 15, 2018, 04:02:35 pm
Oscar Wilde on her return leg from Cherbourg is currently sailing by Skerries she is waiting for Ulysses to move off berth 49 so she can dock.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1427 on: December 15, 2018, 07:43:21 pm
Will Ulysses be able to go over tonight with the weather? Showing as.on time on website



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1428 on: December 15, 2018, 08:07:03 pm
Epsilon appears to be blocking Stena Adventurer berth in Dublin port.

Adventurer on a Dublin Bay cruise as no berth available.

Oscar Wilde continues its Skerries cruise, passengers could have been let off in Rosslare hours ago if they had used the berth vacated by Stena Europe (change of port I know, but prefer to be off ship and home than unplanned cruise)



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1429 on: December 15, 2018, 08:15:03 pm
Correction from last post, it was my Marine Traffic showing Epsilon off berth, don’t think it has moved at all.

Refreshed and back in place.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1430 on: December 15, 2018, 08:28:07 pm
Nothing can dock or leave Dublin atm due to high winds Oscar is not going to attempt to dock until after Ulysses departs with Epsilon now scheduled to depart for Cherbourg at 21:00.
Elbfeeder, Adventurer, Norbay, OW and Seatruck Power have all been waiting to dock for some time now.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1431 on: December 15, 2018, 08:32:41 pm
I thought it must be weather as a lot are waiting to enter Dublin Port.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1432 on: December 16, 2018, 01:25:39 pm
When i travelled on Stena Superfast X on Friday they warned us about strong winds from the south hitting her Port Side. They said it would effect her entry into Dublin Port. We has waves going over our Bow as we approached Howth.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1433 on: December 16, 2018, 04:57:46 pm
From the booking engine Ulysses is off from Jan 7th to 24th with Oscar as cover.

Oscar then down to replace Isle of Innishmore 26th Jan to 14th February.

Epsilon not on the schedule in early Jan dry dock? or IF schedules in flux until we see how WB works out.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1434 on: December 16, 2018, 09:57:43 pm
Strange to have Oscar covering Ulysses, could easily swap with Inishmore.

Maybe WB will be in service?



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1435 on: December 16, 2018, 11:44:18 pm
WB Yeats on Uysses Roster, Oscar Wilde on Epsilons Roster until Ulysses Returns on 24th Jan 2019.

Then Oscar Wilde and WB Yeats Swap and Oscar wilde takes over from isle of Innismore.

Then Oscar Wilde goes on Drydock



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1436 on: December 17, 2018, 09:01:50 pm
Rumors starting to surface on The Facebook that Oscar Wilde has been sold and most likely destinations are either Moby Or Corsica Ferries.

Would explain not releasing sailings and shore up balance sheet after a bad year, however would also mean end of IF Rosslare- France sailings, leaving door wide open for Stena to double up on Rosslare France with Nordica once refit season is over.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1437 on: December 18, 2018, 06:47:34 am
Rumors starting to surface on The Facebook that Oscar Wilde has been sold and most likely destinations are either Moby Or Corsica Ferries.

Would explain not releasing sailings and shore up balance sheet after a bad year, however would also mean end of IF Rosslare- France sailings, leaving door wide open for Stena to double up on Rosslare France with Nordica once refit season is over.

Nordica is needed on her current permanent route.  With many passengers probably transferring to the week-round Dublin service instead of driving down to Rosslare there quite possibly wouldn't be sufficient demand anyway.  Hearing the Oscar has been sold rumour from normally very reliable sources now (more specifically that there is an agreement in place to sell her), though no indication of whom to yet.  It would certainly explain why there is no Rosslare to France schedule - I've been told by a number of people not to expect one!  The official line from Irish Ferries is that they have released the Dublin to Cherbourg schedule as it is their most in-demand route, and to keep an eye on the website for further updates on all other schedules in 2019.

With regard to the much speculated continued issues with ULYSSES, another rumour doing the rounds is that after the report into the EPSILON incident came out Irish Ferries cannot get insurance to sail in adverse weather.  Take that how you wish, but it could explain why they seem to be cancelling everything including Inishmore when Stena and the others sail on with much fewer cancellations.  So much for Adventurer not being able to berth in Holyhead without ULYSSES for shelter!


Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

Flickr: www.flickr.com/tarbyonline



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1438 on: December 18, 2018, 02:53:59 pm
Irish Ferries day they are unlikely to operate a Rosslare to France service in 2019

https://www.irishferries.com/uk-en/news-listing/information-rosslare-france-2019/

18/12/2018 12:00

Irish Ferries wish to inform their customers that they are unlikely to operate a service between Rosslare and France in 2019. We continue to keep this situation under review.

A majority of our customers have a clear preference for the more central location and easy access of Dublin. Our new W.B. Yeats ship will operate from Dublin to Cherbourg, with 20% greater passenger capacity up to 4 days per week and is now available for booking on Irishferries.com.

 

Irish Ferries souhaite informer ses clients qu'il est peu probable qu'ils exploitent un service entre la France et Rosslare en 2019. Nous continuons de suivre de près cette situation.

Notre nouveau navire le W.B. Yeats assurera la ligne Cherbourg - Dublin, avec une capacité de passagers accrue de 20%, jusqu’  4 jours par semaine et est désormais disponible   la réservation sur irishferries.fr.

Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

Flickr: www.flickr.com/tarbyonline



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1439 on: December 18, 2018, 03:29:36 pm
Irish Ferries day they are unlikely to operate a Rosslare to France service in 2019

https://www.irishferries.com/uk-en/news-listing/information-rosslare-france-2019/

18/12/2018 12:00

Irish Ferries wish to inform their customers that they are unlikely to operate a service between Rosslare and France in 2019. We continue to keep this situation under review.

A majority of our customers have a clear preference for the more central location and easy access of Dublin. Our new W.B. Yeats ship will operate from Dublin to Cherbourg, with 20% greater passenger capacity up to 4 days per week and is now available for booking on Irishferries.com.

 

Irish Ferries souhaite informer ses clients qu'il est peu probable qu'ils exploitent un service entre la France et Rosslare en 2019. Nous continuons de suivre de près cette situation.

Notre nouveau navire le W.B. Yeats assurera la ligne Cherbourg - Dublin, avec une capacité de passagers accrue de 20%, jusqu’  4 jours par semaine et est désormais disponible   la réservation sur irishferries.fr.



That's a disaster for the wine trip weekend away! Cherbourg just isn't the same!