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Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1155 on: April 24, 2018, 09:29:09 PM
According to Matrix Ship Management on Facebook DUBLIN SWIFT passed her host nation inspection today and so is cleared for service.  Swift is cancelled tomorrow so looks like a possible debut on Thursday.
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Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1156 on: May 01, 2018, 05:56:57 PM
Ulysses running at reduced speed this afternoon. Slowed down about 8nm from Holyhead and now at about 11knots and probably an hour from Dublin at that speed. Anyone know a reason? For the first time in years she didn't refit in January, maybe IF regret that decision.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1157 on: May 01, 2018, 06:35:45 PM
Rudder  problems  again   and tonight's sailing is cancelled



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1158 on: May 01, 2018, 06:51:44 PM
8:05 and 14:10 sailings tomorrow cancelled too.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1159 on: May 01, 2018, 10:23:41 PM
This afternoon's departure from Holyhead left about an hour earlier than usual and this was flagged on the website. She has now been moved to ocean pier 33 to allow Epsilon use the berth tonight.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1160 on: May 01, 2018, 11:02:53 PM
Maybe skipping the drydock period this year is not paying off.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1161 on: May 02, 2018, 06:06:27 PM
With Ulysses out of action surely there is a case for Dublin Swift to do at least three round trips a day to Holyhead rather than just two which sees it lying idle in Dublin from 7.30 each evening until 8.30 the following morning ?



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1162 on: May 02, 2018, 06:50:38 PM
Swift Crew lives on Ulysses.

They have a Skeleton Crew to carry out deep cleaning and scheduled maintenance at night.

not sure they would have sufficient trained crew to run a 2nd shift but i could be wrong.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1163 on: May 03, 2018, 01:49:08 AM
At the height of popularity of the fast craft, Explorer used to do 4 round trips a day and I'm sure the Swift used to do at least 3.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1164 on: May 03, 2018, 06:08:37 AM
At the height of popularity of the fast craft, Explorer used to do 4 round trips a day and I'm sure the Swift used to do at least 3.

Stena Explorer actually did five round trips a day for the first few years.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1165 on: May 03, 2018, 02:27:59 PM
Ulysses will be taking up the 8.05 Dublin to Holyhead run tomorrow 4th May



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1166 on: May 03, 2018, 04:33:17 PM
At the height of popularity of the fast craft, Explorer used to do 4 round trips a day and I'm sure the Swift used to do at least 3.

Stena Explorer actually did five round trips a day for the first few years.

Wow! never knew that! 10 trips at 99 minutes plus half-hour turn-rounds. Doesn't leave much time for a flat tyre!

I miss the old girl.

Whoops, wrong thread! Sorry!



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1167 on: May 03, 2018, 05:07:04 PM
At the height of popularity of the fast craft, Explorer used to do 4 round trips a day and I'm sure the Swift used to do at least 3.
Swift did 4 at weekends in summer, for the first year



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1168 on: May 03, 2018, 05:28:39 PM
Irish Ferries reduced the additional sailings to save money on crewing when they tranfered to Cypriot flag and employed eastern european crew.

It would be nice to see Swift operate extra sailings at weekends , however it would be very difficult to justify.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #1169 on: May 06, 2018, 12:25:10 PM
The Big U is cancelled again on the 8:05 / 14:10 sailings. Docked Stern first in Dublin.