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ferryfan

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Wednesday 28th sept at 6.17
Ulysses badly delayed still in Holyhead  believe upper ramp collapsed

Ulysses only left HH at about 0930 Epsilon is currently at Stena berth
Any idea why Swift hasn't sailed the weather isn't that poor?

ferryfan

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Wednesday 28th sept at 6.17
Ulysses badly delayed still in Holyhead  believe upper ramp collapsed

Ulysses only left HH at about 0930 Epsilon is currently at Stena berth
Any idea why Swift hasn't sailed the weather isn't that poor?

Have to answer my own question here about the Swift. She didn't sail because her staff sleep on Ulysses.

ferryfan

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ICG trading update will be published on their website next Monday 14th November.

ferryfan

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Oscar Wilde arriving in Dublin on Saturday to take up her seasonal role. She will be making one round trip a day ex Dublin at 10.45 returning ex Holyhead at 16.45.

ferryfan

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Epsilon has made an unscheduled crossing to Holyhead using Stena berth maybe a freight only run?

Davy Jones

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Clear a backlog perhaps? Were there any cancellations over the weekend due to the nasty weather?

They uses to do that in the 'olden days' when there were spare ships hanging around Holyhead waiting for the Dry Dock etc.

ferryfan

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It would appear (from using the IF booking engine) that the Epsilon is to finish central corridor service at the end of the year she does not appear as a sailing option on any central corridor sailings after December. She does however remain as an option on the Dublin to France route until June 2018.

FerryMan

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Epsilon has been taken out of service on the Holyhead - Dublin route since her arrival over the Christmas / New year once one of the other vessels in the fleet Oscar this year arrives onto the route. She normally comes back onto the route during dry docking of Ulysses.
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ferryfan

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Epsilon has been taken out of service on the Holyhead - Dublin route since her arrival over the Christmas / New year once one of the other vessels in the fleet Oscar this year arrives onto the route. She normally comes back onto the route during dry docking of Ulysses.

No she is not down to return to the route at all next year.

FerryMan

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Epsilon has been taken out of service on the Holyhead - Dublin route since her arrival over the Christmas / New year once one of the other vessels in the fleet Oscar this year arrives onto the route. She normally comes back onto the route during dry docking of Ulysses.

No she is not down to return to the route at all next year.

Let's see what October brings. They are not going to keep a ship & crew for one round trip to France a week.
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ferryfan

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New ship name and Dublin -Cherbourg timetable from June to be announced in October.

Steven

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Epsilon has been taken out of service on the Holyhead - Dublin route since her arrival over the Christmas / New year once one of the other vessels in the fleet Oscar this year arrives onto the route. She normally comes back onto the route during dry docking of Ulysses.

No she is not down to return to the route at all next year.

Let's see what October brings. They are not going to keep a ship & crew for one round trip to France a week.
Yes,  lets see what October brings.  It wouldn't be the first time the vessel which turns up to operate a service wasn't the one on the booking engine after all!!!
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

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NathanBrady

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Epsilon has been taken out of service on the Holyhead - Dublin route since her arrival over the Christmas / New year once one of the other vessels in the fleet Oscar this year arrives onto the route. She normally comes back onto the route during dry docking of Ulysses.

No she is not down to return to the route at all next year.

Let's see what October brings. They are not going to keep a ship & crew for one round trip to France a week.
Maybe dey will put her to France all week

Steven

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Epsilon has been taken out of service on the Holyhead - Dublin route since her arrival over the Christmas / New year once one of the other vessels in the fleet Oscar this year arrives onto the route. She normally comes back onto the route during dry docking of Ulysses.

No she is not down to return to the route at all next year.

Let's see what October brings. They are not going to keep a ship & crew for one round trip to France a week.
Maybe dey will put her to France all week
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It's early days yet but I suspect we will see either Oscar or Inishmore replace her to increase capacity, as in previous years.  As for next year, the schedule hasn't been released yet so it's not surprising she doesn't appear on the booking engine.  If they removed the second ship on the Dublin service it would largely defeat the purpose of ordering a new build to improve the ship on that schedule!
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

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Steven

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http://icg.ie/documents/2017/half_year_results_2017.pdf

http://icg.ie/documents/2017/half_year_results_presentation_2017.pdf

First internal pics of the new build near the end of the second link.  Speaking of which, the European Investment Bank loan to help pay for it has been granted.  There is a competition to name the vessel here http://www.bigshipbigname.com .  winner gets a lifetimes free travel.
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

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