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Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #450 on: April 21, 2014, 10:07:42 AM
Irish Ferries Timetable

5th January to 31 January 2015

Rosslare Pembroke Dock - MV EPsilon

5th January to 15th January 2015

Dublin - Holyhead

Isle of Inismore & Oscar Wilde & Swift.

16th January to 31st January 2015

Ulysses & Oscar Wilde.




Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #451 on: April 21, 2014, 10:09:45 AM
Similarly Stena Nordica has only a passenger certificate for 400 passengers.

Perhaps Stena Europe could end up next year on Rosslare Cherbourg route at weekends.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #452 on: April 21, 2014, 02:08:53 PM
Irish Ferries Timetable

5th January to 31 January 2015

Rosslare Pembroke Dock - MV EPsilon

5th January to 15th January 2015

Dublin - Holyhead

Isle of Inismore & Oscar Wilde & Swift.

16th January to 31st January 2015

Ulysses & Oscar Wilde.

Swift is back on the booking engine from the 31st.  Let's see how Epsilon copes on the Pembroke run over the 2 weeks now.

Epsilon is doing the 08:45 ex Rosslare whilst Oscar is doing the 20:45 on the 31st also according to the booking site.
« Last Edit: April 21, 2014, 02:15:45 PM by Steven »
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

NI Ferry Site

Flickr: www.flickr.com/tarbyonline



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #453 on: April 23, 2014, 10:12:18 AM
http://www.rte.ie/news/2014/0423/610398-irish-ferries/

Around 1,000 passengers had to spend the night on board an Irish Ferries vessel in the French port of Cherbourg after the crossing to Rosslare was cancelled.

Tonight's sailing from Rosslare to Cherbourg has also been cancelled.

The Oscar Wilde ferry was due to leave the French port at 8pm yesterday evening, but a fault with its radar system meant the journey could not go ahead.

An Irish Ferries spokesperson said that a ship may be able to get permission to sail in these circumstances provided there are good weather conditions, but the port of Cherbourg was enveloped in fog at the time.

All passengers on-board the ferry in Cherbourg have now disembarked and alternative travel is being arranged for them.

An Irish Ferries spokesperson said that the nature of the technical problem necessitated the use of an expert technician and it would not be possible to have the ferry sail today.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #454 on: April 23, 2014, 10:57:04 AM
I was booked on tonights sailing  :(



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #455 on: April 24, 2014, 03:48:45 PM
Not over yet , it seems not everyone disembarked either

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/passengers-spend-second-night-on-brokendown-ferry-30213910.html?k

Passengers spend second night on broken-down ferry

The problem surfaced on Tuesday afternoon at which point passengers went on social network sites to vent their frustration
SAM GRIFFIN PUBLISHED 24 APRIL 2014 02:30 AM

ABOUT 50 passengers spent their second night on a broken- down Irish Ferries cruise liner after a technical fault cancelled a Cherbourg to Rosslare sailing.

A spokesperson for the company said the nature of the problem, which relates to an integral part of the ship's radar system, is very technical and a specialist engineer and parts are this morning en route to the stricken liner.

However, he said it is likely to be this evening "at the very earliest" before the problem is resolved and passengers may have to spend a third night on the vessel.

The problem surfaced on Tuesday afternoon at which point passengers went on social network sites to vent their frustration after they were told they would have to spend the night on the Oscar Wilde craft.

One said a protest had begun on board, after ferry staff had failed to inform passengers of alternate arrangements.

The majority of the stranded passengers made new travel arrangements on alternative sailing routes arranged by Irish Ferries and arrived home yesterday afternoon.

But last night a spokesperson said a group of approximately 50 people had decided to wait for the vessel to be repaired and remain in Cherbourg.

"We have sourced the part and an engineer will now have to travel to Cherbourg to do the work . . . I'd say we'd be lucky to get the work done by tomorrow evening," the spokesperson said.

PLEADING

A number of passengers tweeted their frustration with the situation on Wednesday night.

One said: "To clarify, not all passengers (myself included) have left the Cherbourg-Rosslare ferry. Protest onboard due to lack of info & help."

Another tweeted: "1 hour 40 minutes queueing and still no information," before pleading with Irish Ferries to provide more information on the subject.

Irish Independent



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #456 on: April 24, 2014, 07:09:45 PM
Oscar back on tonight from 9:30 apparently
http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/gbcwidgbqlmh/
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

NI Ferry Site

Flickr: www.flickr.com/tarbyonline



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #457 on: May 01, 2014, 12:47:04 AM
Was aboard Isle of Innishmore last night , ship and crew were up to their usual high standard , just wondering if anyone knows if the ship still has the former O'Flahertys pub and Turlok Tea Bar still in place in the disused section of deck 7 ? , based on current passenger numbers I concur there is no need to use them , however these would be very useful when the ship is operating from Dublin.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #458 on: May 01, 2014, 09:23:09 PM
Was aboard Isle of Innishmore last night , ship and crew were up to their usual high standard , just wondering if anyone knows if the ship still has the former O'Flahertys pub and Turlok Tea Bar still in place in the disused section of deck 7 ? , based on current passenger numbers I concur there is no need to use them , however these would be very useful when the ship is operating from Dublin.

These are open when the ship carries full load,

When i travelled on IOI in Jan 2013 these facilities were open on the day sailing to Holyhead.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #459 on: May 02, 2014, 03:16:57 AM
Good to hear , believe it or not they are no longer shown on the deckplans , area is shown as empty space , I am beginning to agree with those who say Isle of Innishmore is too big for that route , I know its still off peak season but passenger numbers were VERY small the other night , good freight load but lots of empty vehicle space , based on current loadings Isle of Innisfree would be a far better fit for the route.
While I do like Isle of Innishmore , unless loadings improve she could end up doing damage to the viability of the route through her operating costs.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #460 on: May 02, 2014, 07:21:26 AM
Inishmore is a very nice ship with many lounge areas. Oflateties pub is a nice large pub area and opens up onto the veranda. It is open on Pembroke to Rosslare during busy sailings like most of summer holiday period, events like rugby that increase travel and bank holidays at times plus Holyhead day sailings during cover. The area is put into operation when is needed according to loadings. I recently used the area and the bar on a Pembroke sailing that was busy and the area is well maintained. This has been the set up for years. The area is advertised on signage around the ship but states in brackets as seasonal only. But I agree it is not on deck plans in the Irish Ferries ship guide.  I beleive Turlock tea bar is not used at all but Druid delight tea snack bar is often open adjacent to the veranda.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #461 on: May 11, 2014, 01:12:55 AM
Isle of Inishmore left Rosslare almost an hour late tonight due to adverse weather.  Stena cancelled Europe's departure for the same reason.
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

NI Ferry Site

Flickr: www.flickr.com/tarbyonline



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #462 on: May 16, 2014, 04:09:47 PM
Epsilon is showing as cancelled from Dub tomorrow due to technical reasons? anybody know what is happening?



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #463 on: May 17, 2014, 06:11:38 PM
Epsilon is showing as cancelled from Dub tomorrow due to technical reasons? anybody know what is happening?
Yes.....
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

NI Ferry Site

Flickr: www.flickr.com/tarbyonline



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #464 on: May 17, 2014, 11:08:08 PM
Epsilon is showing as cancelled from Dub tomorrow due to technical reasons? anybody know what is happening?
Yes.....
Since nobody is gonna bite

I have heard she made contact with the berth on Thursday night/Friday morning and may have been holed, but can't confirm that last bit (its a bit hard to see from Belfast ;) ).  She has been tied up opposite the berths and off service ever since to my knowledge.
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

NI Ferry Site

Flickr: www.flickr.com/tarbyonline