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Brittany Ferries fleet movements(Read 103313 times)
Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #255 on: November 04, 2019, 09:50:29 AM
Great photos of Kerry ...just got txt saying pont aven is delayed on way to Santander...so thatís a 27 hour delay for us as we were due out on Kerry yesterday 3/11/19..



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #256 on: November 04, 2019, 03:58:15 PM
Had text & emails fro BF Thursday afternoon to say Pont Aven sailing 1500 Friday (not 2030). Did some quick last minute shopping, and checked out of holiday accommodation early Friday. En route more info from BF to say now sailing even earlier and we did at 1400 French time. Not too bad a crossing as we ran ahead of the storm. A bit bumpy up until midnight, but docked in Ringaskiddy at 0230. We got a good night's sleep as embarkation didn't start until 0800. Home early. Didn't notice until later that those on IF Epsilon not so lucky. She sailed at 1630 Friday but anchored of Sidmouth until 0800 Saturday and not expected Dublin until 0800 on Sunday.

Different approaches to tackling the oncoming storm. What factors drive these decisions and who makes them? The Master of the ship or the company?



Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements Reply #257 on: November 04, 2019, 05:23:02 PM
Different approaches to tackling the oncoming storm. What factors drive these decisions and who makes them? The Master of the ship or the company?

It's the Captain that would make the decision, that was made clear by the investigation into Epsilon's bumpy crossing in 2016.

Full report for that is here.