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Brittany Ferries fleet movements(Read 102004 times)
Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #30 on: June 01, 2010, 04:24:27 PM
Further to above it turns out that Normandie Express in fact needed an entire engine replaced.



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #31 on: September 04, 2010, 10:34:08 PM
Cotentin has re-entered service following its refit at Breast , it carries a slightly revised livery.



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #32 on: December 06, 2010, 02:14:18 PM
Due to severe weather at Cherbourg , Cotentin switched route to Poole - Cean , she has also berthed for the first time at Ouistreham.
Below from www.shipspotting.com Cotentin



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #33 on: December 27, 2010, 01:21:43 AM
The Barfleur is expected to return to service with Brittany Ferries at the end of febuary when it takes up the Poole - Cherbourg service , it is thought this move is to allow Cotentin to focus on the UK - Spain routes.

Below from www.shipspotting.com , the Barfleur



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #34 on: April 18, 2011, 08:41:07 AM
As noted elsewhere Brittany Ferries has placed an order for a new generation Eco-Ferry.
Barfluer has again been offered for sale , however the ship remains in service at least in the short term.



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #35 on: November 12, 2011, 07:58:33 AM
The one from the golden memories..... "Armorique"
1976-1994



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #36 on: September 14, 2012, 07:34:48 PM
The Pont Aven is sailing from Brest tonight due to industrial action by BF staff in Roscoff.



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #37 on: September 21, 2012, 06:01:40 PM
Strike has forced Brittany Ferries have suspended all sailings until further notice - statement here.

The berth at Roscoff is occupied by the Armorique, so Oscar Wilde diverted to Cherbourg too...



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #38 on: September 21, 2012, 08:08:02 PM
nasty isn't it. Wouldn't like to be on the oscar.



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #39 on: September 22, 2012, 10:26:33 AM
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nasty isn't it. Wouldn't like to be on the oscar.

Happens when you travel (!), but BF are usually slow to cancel the Irish sailing due to the lack of alternatives.

Sounds like Irish Ferries made the decision before Oscar left Rosslare (not en route). She was late docking last week as the Armorique was on the berth.



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #40 on: September 24, 2012, 11:54:14 PM
http://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/article/7630/press-release-24-09-2012


A number of meetings involving the management and French crew unions have taken place throughout the weekend in Roscoff where Brittany Ferries head office is located. These talks have been constructive, with proposals being put forward by both sides. As yet, no agreement has been reached which will enable the company to resume services which therefore remain suspended, except the Poole-Cherbourg passenger service, which is operated on Brittany Ferries' behalf by Condor Ferries.

Passengers are being asked not to attempt to contact the company by telephone but to visit the website www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/routes/sailing-updates for the latest information.

Because of this indefinite stoppage Brittany Ferries is recommending customers to travel to Dover where they currently have special arrangements in place with P&O Ferries and MyFerryLink to accept Brittany Ferries tickets. A full refund will, of course, be given for the unused Brittany Ferries crossings. Brittany Ferries staff are at Dover and Calais to assist passengers.

Brittany Ferries very much regrets the effect that the disruption is having on its
customers and would like to reassure everyone that the management is working hard to reach a swift end to the dispute.



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #41 on: October 01, 2012, 01:11:00 PM
Dispute resolved

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Brittany Ferries services resumed

Update - Monday 1st October

We are pleased to announce that industrial action is over and normal services between Ireland and France have resumed.

From http://www.brittanyferries.ie/ferry-routes/sailing-updates



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #42 on: January 05, 2013, 10:55:37 AM
In a surprise move Cotentin has been advertised for sale , http://www.mondialbroker.com/Finland/Ro-ro%20passenger%20ship/346630?K=SRC



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #43 on: January 05, 2013, 12:38:16 PM
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In a surprise move Cotentin has been advertised for sale , http://www.mondialbroker.com/Finland/Ro-ro%20passenger%20ship/346630?K=SRC

That's a bit unexpected....though the Bretagne or Normandie would be gone first, her freight sailings were doing well from what I understand.



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #44 on: January 05, 2013, 02:59:15 PM
The Contentin was going into lay up in March 2013 anyway, I suppose if they are able to get a good price, better to have the money. Also possible to convert to full ropax like the Armorique (a near sister) so it is a vessel that should sell quickly.