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The News Board / Re: Stena Line fleet movements
« Last post by pdnr777 on October 18, 2019, 07:36:08 PM »
Currently onboard the Stena Europe travelling from Rosslare back to Fishguard. Was speaking to the steward in the Stena Plus Lounge. Said that reasoning for the life extension works and why it took so long was so that this ship will stay on the FIshguard route up to another 15 years. Said that it was done as the ramps in Fishguard cannot accept any of the larger ships in the fleet that currently operate across the Irish sea. Said that there were a lot of teething problems after the Europe had got back to the UK/Ireland from Turkey
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The News Board / Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements
« Last post by Niall on October 18, 2019, 11:19:17 AM »
WBY will be back in Dublin tomorrow
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The News Board / Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements
« Last post by marsav68 on October 18, 2019, 09:07:52 AM »
WB is in dry-dock at the Damen Shipyard in Dunkirk. According to Dunkirk port she is then scheduled to leave on Friday with Rotterdam as her destination?

The Dunkerque port website shows her next destination as Cherbourg which is what is expected? I thought she was to work a sailing from there to Dublin at the weekend?

WBY has left Dunkirk and approaching Cherbourg.  I thought it was doing a run? But nothing bookable on Irish Ferries and not showing on the sailing updates.
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Discussion Board / Re: I'm Back
« Last post by Kieran on October 17, 2019, 01:38:04 PM »
Delighted to get back on here, for a very long time my login details didn't seem to work, then I gave up trying and sure enough today I was able to get back on! Win!

Oh dear, that shouldn't have happened!

Glad to have ya back buddy!
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The News Board / Re: Stena Line fleet movements
« Last post by giftgrub on October 16, 2019, 09:03:14 PM »
Stena Estrid is scheduled to be handed over to Stena Line soon and will then begin it’s rather long delivery voyage.

Posted on the Facebook this evening by Steven Tarbox is the first official report featuring Estrid and Embla presented by Stena Line Senior Master Neil Whittaker

https://mobile.twitter.com/stenaline/status/1184434082186518528?s=21&fbclid=IwAR1uPnLm2eHrn8qFHqxdaDl0gxdG5HlFNtR-yrdnTmPm9dZZNvpoggujgf0
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The News Board / Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements
« Last post by Chef on October 16, 2019, 02:23:14 PM »
Whey would there be Stena crew on board . This is  Brittany Ferries  operation .

I think Steven probably means Northern Marine Management crew. The ship is Stena RoRo owned and crewed by NMM which is a Stena group company.
Thank you
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The News Board / Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements
« Last post by RorieLen on October 16, 2019, 02:01:51 PM »
Whey would there be Stena crew on board . This is  Brittany Ferries  operation .

I think Steven probably means Northern Marine Management crew. The ship is Stena RoRo owned and crewed by NMM which is a Stena group company.
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The News Board / Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements
« Last post by Chef on October 16, 2019, 10:58:14 AM »
Whey would there be Stena crew on board . This is  Brittany Ferries  operation .
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Discussion Board / Re: Buying a property in Rosslare
« Last post by johnwp on October 16, 2019, 08:53:04 AM »
I have read old posts from 2013 or 2015 saying that the routes to Wales are in decline since the cheap flights. Are things getting better or worse? And I also have read that they are filling hotels of the port with refugees, is that true? Could you tell me which is the Caravan Park that you are talking about? Thanks again for your help.
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The News Board / Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements
« Last post by Steven on October 16, 2019, 12:30:31 AM »
Image of the Kerry in Gibraltar this morning at end of page on link below.

https://bfenthusiasts.com/bfe/topic/12445-bf-charters-a-new-ship/page/2/

New logo and branding have been applied.
Also a couple of images here https://www.niferry.co.uk/latest-brittany-ferries-ship-on-way-santander/ .  Clearly they’ve just removed the branding from the hull and funnel and added the Brittany Ferries logo - about all we can expect for a one year charter.

Sure looks like that, would imagine it will need to arrive early in Cork as authorities probably want to carry out an inspection before it enters service, Connemara was delayed a few days by this, though assuming crew from Connemara are probably transferring over, might be easier to manage.
There are Stena crew already onboard KERRY so probably won't be all of them transferring from CONNEMARA.  If KERRY comes into service at the start of November there's still a full 2 weeks from today.  Contrary to what I posted earlier there was some additional technical work done at Rijeka.  I believe KERRY will run with scrubbers btw, with some work still needed to be done at Santander (though I don't think this will require a dry dock).  CONNEMARA is expected to dry dock from the 31st Oct until November 13th (at Santander) according to the guys over at BF Enthusiasts.  She had previously been on the schedule until Nov 4th of course.
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