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giftgrub

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Oscar Wilde has gone technical, showing due into Falmouth tomorrow


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


Normandy

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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?

mightymax23

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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/

giftgrub

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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

ferryfan

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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.

IFPete

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I guess so,

giftgrub

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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

Steven

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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)

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ferryfan

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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

ferryfan

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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.

TC

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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. 

SEA

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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


Davy Jones

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Looking at that picture, the bow thruster appears to be working ok.

IFPete

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maybe she injested plastic, this happens.