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Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #810 on: January 15, 2016, 10:21:48 PM
Mmm, Wonder what Nordica would look like in IF Colours?

(Not that I'm really being serious, but could it be a possibility)?
Anything is possible with photoshop ;D
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

NI Ferry Site

Flickr: www.flickr.com/tarbyonline



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #811 on: January 17, 2016, 03:48:53 PM
You should be ok if you chance trip as Ulysses seems to been delayed again. Inishmore looks to operate both the 08:05 Dub to Hol switchover not going to take place in Holyhead now it will take place in the evening in Dublin if all goes to plan so Inishmore will operate the 14:10 Holyhead to Dublin as well now. Hopefully I will get back on her when she comes back from refit on her Pembroke run.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #812 on: January 18, 2016, 11:38:26 AM
Not movements you will see every day,Swift making her way to Cammell Laird Birkenhead for her annual service ( Manannan currently receiving her Winter overhaul there), Ulysses is sailing at a leisurely 16 knots, up along the Wexford coastline eta in Dublin is 14.00, Inishmore is taking the 14.10 ex Holyhead will then head off to join Swift in Birkenhead and Epsilon is due to deaprt to Rosslare shortly.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #813 on: January 23, 2016, 07:41:24 PM
the amount of unaccompagnied freight seems to be growing significantly at Holyhead
is there now a market for ro/ro  ship that can take 12 driver accopagnied
is that the next step for somebody



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #814 on: January 23, 2016, 08:58:46 PM
the amount of unaccompagnied freight seems to be growing significantly at Holyhead
is there now a market for ro/ro  ship that can take 12 driver accopagnied
is that the next step for somebody
I'd say definitely.
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

NI Ferry Site

Flickr: www.flickr.com/tarbyonline



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #815 on: January 24, 2016, 02:11:45 PM
Thats likely to be a consequence of Epsilons freight capacity.

While Stena brought in Superfast X they did not increase freight capacity, in fact they lowered it slightly.





Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #816 on: January 24, 2016, 05:26:18 PM
I cant see Superfast X staying forever on the route. Another Stena Adventurer would be a better option. I wonder how realistically Stena or Irish Ferries add a third ro-pax. Berthing and turnarounds may cause issues. 



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #817 on: January 25, 2016, 08:41:23 AM
Surely with no HSS and free berth now their could be modifications made in Holyhead to utilise and have a new berth for freight ship.  I'm sure Dublin could do the same.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #818 on: January 25, 2016, 12:48:32 PM
I heard the inner harbour has its issues. A vessel like European Endeavour would have issues I believe.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #819 on: January 25, 2016, 12:56:52 PM
I understand there are plans to build a byepass road u to Salt Island to byepass the railway bridge. It is possible the old ferry terminal where St Columba and Leinster and Connacht used to dock will be domolished and the road will go under the railway bridge.

There is always room to place a berth at T4 like the Isle of Innisfree (Stena Nautica) used to use.

I believe that as soon as Irish Ferries reveal their plans for the future there will be no need for an extra vessel on Dublin Holyhead route,



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #820 on: January 25, 2016, 02:55:18 PM
Oscar Wilde 2045 from Rosslare and 0245 from Pembroke are cancelled tonight , dont suppose anyone knows why? (have to make an emergency trip to UK tonight and am hoping its not weather related as am booking with Stena)



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #821 on: January 25, 2016, 03:10:43 PM
Its weather related.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #822 on: January 25, 2016, 08:35:17 PM
I cant see Superfast X staying forever on the route. Another Stena Adventurer would be a better option. I wonder how realistically Stena or Irish Ferries add a third ro-pax. Berthing and turnarounds may cause issues.
Stena Scandinavica?



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #823 on: January 25, 2016, 08:38:15 PM
the amount of unaccompagnied freight seems to be growing significantly at Holyhead
is there now a market for ro/ro  ship that can take 12 driver accopagnied
is that the next step for somebody
Maybe Stena Nordica....



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #824 on: January 26, 2016, 12:37:05 AM
the amount of unaccompagnied freight seems to be growing significantly at Holyhead
is there now a market for ro/ro  ship that can take 12 driver accopagnied
is that the next step for somebody
Maybe Stena Nordica....
Possibly, but i'd suggest a more efficient 12 driver freighter such as those operated by Seatruck is more likely.  If nothing else, it would clear space on the decks for accompanied traffic on the main ships which leave when drivers/hauliers need.
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

NI Ferry Site

Flickr: www.flickr.com/tarbyonline