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Messages - alfie79

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The News Board / Re: Oscar Wilde sale agreed
« on: June 07, 2019, 11:09:09 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?
that is a fair point which i never thought of why would they bother iven the company's approach to flagging out and foreign crews
but then again it is the irish goverment you just wouldnt know
as regrds legally provide any "support" to a private sector company  they did previously "support" IF when they threaten to pull out french run but IF were flagged in ireland then

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The News Board / Re: Oscar Wilde sale agreed
« on: June 06, 2019, 12:37:44 PM »

mark my words IF will be back in rosslare next year

They never left Rosslare - they’ve 2 departures a day still!

Assuming you meant the French service - what’s your basis for this claim? I’ve heard nothing from my contacts in IF that would indicate any considerations of switching WB Yeats or Epsilon to Rosslare in the next 18 months.
Indeed.  There's also the fact Yeats won't even fit Roscoff so if they are going to sail there they need another ship (and a port agreement of course).
yes im aware that yeats is to big for roscoff and i do think they are finished in roscoff unless they throw a curve ball and charter/buy a ship for cork-roscoff in rival to BF.but that is very very very doubtful.
I have no basis for any of the claims just going on my past knowledge/experience with IF that its never the full story with them.
if get help from goverment which they have already succeccefully got help when  they threaten to pull the french completly a few years ago,you very well could see them bk in rosslare alternating between there and dublin to cherb,i was a bit strong in saying mark my words but a  of lot of things have to line up like rossl mprovement road improvment and aid/pressure from goverment
and there is a lot people in the south who would rather use rosslare so the customer base is still there
anyway its a specuation from me and is this notwhat forums are for too FACT and FICTION nothing wrong with opinions

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The News Board / Re: Oscar Wilde sale agreed
« on: June 06, 2019, 12:03:31 PM »

mark my words IF will be back in rosslare next year

They never left Rosslare - they’ve 2 departures a day still!

Assuming you meant the French service - what’s your basis for this claim? I’ve heard nothing from my contacts in IF that would indicate any considerations of switching WB Yeats or Epsilon to Rosslare in the next 18 months.
Of course i meant french service,with my experience with IF i think they are playing a waiting game/hardball to see what happens if goverment steps in to help them financially.it is quite possible in a couple of years that they could run dub- cherb and alternate to ross-cherb, like years ago when they done ross-cherb/le harve/roscoff and cork-cherb/le harve/roscoff.
there is after all a wealth of people in south east/south/south west who rather use rosslare to france
 and if rosslare is too being improved and with new roads it is a possibilty,i am specualting and going on past experience with irish ferries you never know.

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The News Board / Re: Oscar Wilde sale agreed
« on: June 05, 2019, 07:23:35 AM »
Let's hope somebody steps in to provide a Rosslare-Roscoff next year, at least for the summer. From our experience many of the Irish holidaymakers head for the west coast of France, and Cherbourg ain't a good point to start from. Whilst we used to head for the Med, we rarely saw an Irish numberplate after Rennes. Had hoped Brittany Ferries might have moved in, but after their problems this year perhaps Stena might beef up their French fleet (they've got enough vessels)

mark my words IF will be back in rosslare next year

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The News Board / Re: Oscar Wilde sale agreed
« on: June 03, 2019, 02:53:36 PM »
The purpose of WB Yeats was for freight primarily. Thats why she sails from Dublin and not Rosslare due to customer preferance???.

They could operate Epsilon Dublin - Cherbourg once a forthnight if they have the loads.

My guess is as soon as the compensation issue is put to bed Oscar will reappear next Summer on Rosslare - Rosscoff after all she is still on IF books until 2025.

i find it hard to believe she will return she is fully painted in GNV colours although i did read her interior is being kept the same as when she was OW
as regards still on IF books was she not sold?

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The News Board / Re: Oscar Wilde sale agreed
« on: June 02, 2019, 06:49:20 PM »
She and her half sister were fine ships.

what ship is her half sister?

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The News Board / Re: Oscar Wilde sale agreed
« on: May 29, 2019, 09:18:27 AM »
I have trawled around the internet looking for Pictures of  the Now named GNV Allegra (ex Oscar wilde) and have found an image of her here https://www.olbianova.it/notizie/trasporti-marittimi-attiva-la-nuova-olbia-genova-della-grandi-navi-veloci/.
I must say the ship looks better in white however whoever designed the Logo ?? well it speaks for itself,I leave it for everyone to decide themselves.

yea the LOGO is terrible

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The News Board / Re: Oscar Wilde sale agreed
« on: May 23, 2019, 09:10:34 AM »
oscar wildes name as changed to GNV Allegra on Marine traffic

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Discussion Board / Oscar Wilde in Genoa
« on: May 15, 2019, 12:54:58 PM »
the closest OW got to the true Irish ferries Livery

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The News Board / Oscar Wilde in genoa
« on: May 15, 2019, 12:16:29 PM »
the closest oscar wilde got to the true Irish Ferries Livery

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Discussion Board / Re: Investment at Rosslare Europort
« on: May 03, 2019, 02:14:50 PM »
OW won't be back she's sold. Innisfree won't be back she's too small.

thats Gas i remember when the innisfree was first in dublin she was nearly too big for the dublin run
now shes too small for rosslare

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Discussion Board / Re: Investment at Rosslare Europort
« on: May 03, 2019, 09:00:56 AM »
do ye reckon?

not a bit of a long shot

would OW not be busy for summer in the Med

although i am surprised there has not being a name change on her

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The News Board / Re: Oscar Wilde sale agreed
« on: May 02, 2019, 03:00:03 PM »
any ideas when OW is due to leave for the Med?

with rosslare getting upgrade and new road being built i wonder will we see  WB doing dub-cherbourg/rosslare-cherbourg
afterall she have berthing trials there

ire- france has come a long way from st patrick 117m long 5000ton ferry to st killian 2 and st patrick 2 to normandy and oscar wilde up to 55000ton 195 m long giant

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Discussion Board / Re: Investment at Rosslare Europort
« on: April 29, 2019, 10:42:51 AM »
I THINK WE COULD SEE IF - FRANCE BACK IN ROSSLARE IN NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS

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The News Board / Re: WB Yeats Interior Pics
« on: April 24, 2019, 11:35:20 AM »
she is not a cruise ferry in any sense just another RO PAX on an overnight crossing

its a shame irish ferries could do with doing a few crossings with silja line or viking line or color line there are real cruise ferries

the OW is the last of the cruise ferries around here maybe the pont aven is one ive never being on her

By any standard the Pont Aven definitely qualifies as a cruise ferry.

yea she looks like one anyway
think IF are treating IRE-FRANCE as same as if its just short sea crossing

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