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The News Board / Re: FSG Shipyard
« on: July 16, 2019, 05:29:52 PM »
Work on 781 in the build house appears to have ground to a halt again over the last week or so.
Work on Leevsten and Honfleur appears to be continuing.
It is the holiday season as well don't forget , and the Germans do like their annual vacations .

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The News Board / Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements
« on: June 24, 2019, 06:42:42 AM »
Whereas the ship is new,  the fuel system itself is not and has been around for some time . What IFPete maybe referring to is that it is the first time that FSG have installed such a system .
Whereas the ship is new,  the fuel system itself is not and has been around for some time . What IFPete maybe referring to is that it is the first time that FSG have installed such a system .

How does that make it the same problem as W.B. YEATS which has a totally different fuel system though? 

The main issue with HONFLEUR appears to be down to the fact that suppliers weren't getting paid and that workers have left.  TT Tasmania now expect late delivery and are talking to other yards according to reports from Australia.  Brittany Ferries are so confident about the delivery of HONFLEUR they have chartered in another vessel (see below)!
A delay none the less just like Yeats regardless of the reasons .

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The News Board / Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements
« on: June 23, 2019, 12:19:53 PM »
Whereas the ship is new,  the fuel system itself is not and has been around for some time . What IFPete maybe referring to is that it is the first time that FSG have installed such a system .

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The News Board / Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements
« on: June 21, 2019, 10:51:44 PM »
Honfleur appears to be suffering the same delays that WB Yeats suffered.
Do you mean the pieces don't match up .

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Discussion Board / Re: Investment at Rosslare Europort
« on: June 12, 2019, 10:04:44 PM »
WBY has more power than epsilon and comfortably makes the voyage. 
More power maybe but also much bigger , interestingly Epsilon is faster at 24 knots to WB Yeats 23 knots , so size doesn't always matter .

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Discussion Board / Re: Investment at Rosslare Europort
« on: June 12, 2019, 07:49:09 AM »
Is the 1 hour difference between WBY and Stena Horizon because  WBY is a faster ship?
Speed and  distance , Dublin is only 67 nautical miles further from Cherbourg ,

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Discussion Board / Re: Investment at Rosslare Europort
« on: June 11, 2019, 03:52:44 AM »
Using published schedules ,WB Yeats Dublin to Cherbourg 18 hours duration  ,Stena Rosslare to Cherbourg   17 hours duration . That's only one hour difference between the two departure points , Epsilon Dublin to Cherbourg is 19 hours duration making it a two hour difference .  So this four hours sailing time down the Irish Sea from Dublin to a point somewhere off the coast inline with Rosslare makes little difference over the total sailing  time to Cherbourg .

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Discussion Board / Re: Investment at Rosslare Europort
« on: June 10, 2019, 08:12:46 AM »
It takes WB Yeats 4 hours to come level with Rosslare. OK it takes 1.5 hours Dublin to Rosslare by car, but some holidaymakers reckon that this is part of their holiday; far better than the industrial landscape at Dublin Port.
It's actually three hours more to Cherbourg from Dublin not four , The ship sails across at an angle down the Irish Sea . If it were to sail from Dublin to Rosslare Port it would be  four hours , but it doesn't . Plus the drive time from Dublin to Rosslare is just over two hours not an hour and a half and more like  nearly three hours in reality . So no time saved by going from Rosslare  for those travelling from north of Rosslare .

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Discussion Board / Re: Investment at Rosslare Europort
« on: June 10, 2019, 07:12:36 AM »
Not really a big selling point i would think , not everyone as such are from  from Dublin . Passengers from the west and north are better served from Dublin . As for the industrial landscape , it makes no difference whether you're at a ferry terminal In Dublin or Rosslare they all look the same . In fact  Dublin would be more of more interest with the larger variety of vessels in port .

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Discussion Board / Re: Investment at Rosslare Europort
« on: June 09, 2019, 10:23:24 AM »
Who or were are  the four hours saved .

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The News Board / Re: Oscar Wilde sale agreed
« on: June 07, 2019, 08:15:50 AM »
How could the Irish government legally provide any "support" to a private sector company which operates in competition with othe private sector companies? And why would they bother given the company's approach to flagging out and foreign crews?
I absolutely agree , plus with Irish Ferries you never know when or where they might decide to switch operations. They will do what suits them commercially and not want the Government wants . They are not bound to any legal agreement with the Government and maybe they like it that way . As far as operating flags and crewing , Cyprus is a EU Country and if crews are from other EU countries they are not considered as being foreign as such , which is the way Irish Ferries see it .

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Discussion Board / Re: W B Yeats Restaurants
« on: June 05, 2019, 08:21:14 AM »
The 60 Euro menu is not for the food but to keep the riff raff and the great unwashed away from the more well heeled passengers who want to feel like they deserve a higher standard of dining to go with those premium priced suites  .

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The News Board / Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements
« on: May 17, 2019, 04:00:58 PM »
Pont Aven off the schedule again and heading back to Brest ( rudder problem ) Armorique for Cork again this weekend .

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The News Board / Re: Amorique arriving Cork this evening
« on: May 06, 2019, 01:25:01 PM »
The members over at the Brittany Ferries Enthusiasts site seem to think so . Although this was not Amorique's first visit to Cork ,having done berthing trials around ten years ago this was here first visit with passengers and vehicles .

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The News Board / Re: Oscar Wilde sale agreed
« on: May 05, 2019, 04:48:59 PM »
Oscar Wilde has now arrived in the Med , passed Gibraltar this afternoon (Sun)

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