If EPSILON can cover for Swift on the last week of July I’d say it isn’t worth running swift in the first place to be honest, given EPSILON’s passenger capacity and that the whole point of the swift service is about moving passengers! This is the time of year the swift service should really be earning its keep. If she’s not being covered by a basic Ropax because she’s unable to operate for whatever reason, then passenger numbers mustn’t be looking too good!
In any case, I highly doubt commercially minded ICG just pulled one of their vessels off for the hell of it when they’ve just been forced to hand much of their custom to their largest competitor for a month!!! I’m sure the shareholders would be delighted.