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Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #915 on: March 06, 2016, 12:29:59 PM
Oscar Wilde has gone technical, showing due into Falmouth tomorrow


http://www.falmouthport.co.uk/commercial/html/movement.php




Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #916 on: March 06, 2016, 01:10:45 PM
irish ferries really not having much luck. I see Tuesdays sailing Ex cherbourg also cancelled. Seems time for better more reliable tonnage particular on continental routes.
Any idea what the problem is with Oscar?



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #917 on: March 06, 2016, 01:50:30 PM
Epsilon late into Cherbourg showing as a delayed departure also for technical reasons. New departure now scheduled for 23:30 and arrival into Dublin @ 16:30.

 http://www.irishferries.com/uk-en/sailing-update/



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #918 on: March 06, 2016, 03:28:21 PM
Drydock number 2 in Falmouth booked for Oscar Wilde tomorrow, would imagine technical issue is related to something below the waterline, Prop or prop shaft, rudder, stabilisers or thrusters

http://www.falmouthport.co.uk/commercial/html/movement.php

OSCAR WILDE   Movement   166.3   0   BAY (? PILOT)   DRY DOCK NO2   07/03/2016 12:45:00

Should be visible on webcam

http://www.nmmc.co.uk/index.php?/justvisiting/webcams/falmouth_harbour_from_the_tower_out_to_sea



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #919 on: March 06, 2016, 10:43:37 PM
I wonder if the passengers and frieght scheduled to leave Cherbourg on OW tonight were all transfered to Epsilon which is now due to depart at 23.30 and arrive Dublin 16.30 Monday.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #920 on: March 06, 2016, 10:53:51 PM
I guess so,



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #921 on: March 06, 2016, 11:12:15 PM
Oscar approaching Falmouth, nothing wrong with speed on crossing from Cherbourg which possibly mean it's rudder, thruster or stabiliser issues. Hopefully nothing too serious



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #922 on: March 07, 2016, 03:37:38 AM
irish ferries really not having much luck. I see Tuesdays sailing Ex cherbourg also cancelled. Seems time for better more reliable tonnage particular on continental routes.
Any idea what the problem is with Oscar?
I imagine ICG have some sort of replacement strategy already.  To be fair, Oscar isn't all that unreliable.  Epsilon has been very unlucky to say the least!
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

NI Ferry Site

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Re: Irish Ferries Year End Trading Results Reply #923 on: March 07, 2016, 11:09:09 AM
Very positive year ends from ICG with overall 10.5% increase in revenues and a small increase in passenger numbers over the year full details here;
http://otp.investis.com/clients/uk/icg1/rns/regulatory-story.aspx?cid=500&newsid=679880



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #924 on: March 07, 2016, 11:13:35 AM
Oscar Wilde still holding station outside Falmouth harbour now with an eta in dry dock no.2 of 12.45. Still no details of what the issue is with her.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #925 on: March 07, 2016, 11:56:37 AM
irish ferries really not having much luck. I see Tuesdays sailing Ex cherbourg also cancelled. Seems time for better more reliable tonnage particular on continental routes.
Any idea what the problem is with Oscar?
I imagine ICG have some sort of replacement strategy already.  To be fair, Oscar isn't all that unreliable.  Epsilon has been very unlucky to say the least!

Color Line looked after OW very well. 



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #926 on: March 07, 2016, 12:26:50 PM
According to the I.F. website Oscar Wilde cancelled up until the 9th . Dont want to spread gossip but I heard she has bow thrust issues.. I cannot confirm or deny this
« Last Edit: March 07, 2016, 01:25:52 PM by SEA »



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #927 on: March 07, 2016, 06:38:42 PM



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #928 on: March 07, 2016, 09:42:29 PM
Looking at that picture, the bow thruster appears to be working ok.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #929 on: March 07, 2016, 09:57:47 PM
maybe she injested plastic, this happens.