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The News Board / Re: Oscar Wilde sale agreed
« on: May 15, 2019, 10:25:08 PM »
Finally gets a white hull to match the photo shopped publicity image released by IF when they bought it !

The News Board / Re: Amorique arriving Cork this evening
« on: May 13, 2019, 10:13:10 PM »
Made it down to Ringaskiddy on Saturday evening as Armorique was coming in, very interesting ferry, not as big as I thought it was from the pictures but a very impressive back up for the Pont Aven.

Plenty of bikers and cars waiting to travel, nice boost for the local pub with stunning weather, Armorique crew must think Ireland has the best weather ! Both of its arrivals have had perfect conditions.

Pont Aven expected back next weekend.

The News Board / Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements
« on: May 13, 2019, 10:07:38 PM »
Pont Aven has left Brest ready to return to service, couple of changes to schedule, main one being Portsmouth sailings now depart from Plymouth to shorten the crossing distance as service speed is reduced due to operational reasons of only three engines available.

The News Board / Re: Amorique arriving Cork this evening
« on: May 09, 2019, 09:16:27 PM »
Due again this Saturday as Pont Aven still in Brest getting some work done. Arrival will be 8, spaces available on both Roscoff- Cork and Cork -Roscoff crossings.

Going to head to Ringaskiddy for a look, to see this ferry up close, amazed it only has 1,100 lane meters of car deck space, same as Stena Europe before latest refit.

The News Board / Re: Stena Line fleet movements
« on: May 06, 2019, 09:24:45 PM »
Technical issue with Nordica this afternoon

It did crossing in 2hr30 after this was resolved, not a bad recovery.

Discussion Board / Re: W B Yeats Restaurants
« on: May 06, 2019, 01:51:12 PM »
To be fair it is not standard food they are serving for 60 per person, would not be for everyone but it is not designed to be.

Other options for regular food

However as a comparison on Pont Aven

Seems to be a high price premium on WBY.

The News Board / Re: Amorique arriving Cork this evening
« on: May 05, 2019, 02:16:42 PM »
Great images, lovely weather..

Impressive looking ferry.

The News Board / Re: Stena Line fleet movements
« on: May 04, 2019, 05:21:30 PM »
Stena Europe looking quite different

Image posted by Jörgen Lorén!/profile.php?id=612555945438744&tsid=0.21231456259270498&source=result

If you check Jörgen's profile on FB you'll find a few more photos from the refit. Under the surveillance by managers from Gothenburg apparently.

Nice one well spotted

The News Board / Re: P&O Fleet Movements
« on: May 02, 2019, 09:41:48 PM »
Apparently Endeavor was quite expensive to run and heavy on fuel, one of the primary reasons for selling, strange move though from a large company with only a charter replacement available.

Bow doors being “unwelded” (not sure of the correct term) to allow a return to drive through service for the new owners.

The News Board / Re: Engine room fire on Pont Aven
« on: May 02, 2019, 09:25:37 PM »
More info on Pont issues here

Seems an engine went bang, which is obviously not impossible to sail without but reduces options for busy season, making up time, maintenance, etc

Wonder have BF been making phone calls to GNV, a certain Oscar Wilde has left Belfast today and could provide cover if needed .......

The News Board / Re: The end for Kaitaki (Isle of Innisfree) ?
« on: April 30, 2019, 07:57:31 PM »
No eflexers or charter two new bespoke builds are being ordered.

In theory yes, but bespoke normally means higher cost

The News Board / Re: The end for Kaitaki (Isle of Innisfree) ?
« on: April 29, 2019, 08:21:11 PM »
Or two EFlexer + versions on ten year charter with options to purchase from Stena RoRo !

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