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Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #390 on: February 09, 2014, 11:44:04 AM
Thanks Oscar, like your name sake you are a genius.
Do you or anyone else know how the Epsilon is doing?
Martin



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #391 on: February 09, 2014, 01:37:50 PM
Epsilon is doing just fine, her 15:30 hrs sailing ex Dublin on Saturday was delayed by up to 20 hours, she departed at 12:00 hrs today ex Dublin to cherbourg. Also there is a new video of epsilon on irishferries.com





Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #393 on: February 09, 2014, 09:39:37 PM



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #394 on: February 09, 2014, 11:11:58 PM
an interesting image of the Oscar on arrival in Falmouth.

https://twitter.com/FalmouthRNLI/status/431068698284392448/photo/1



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #395 on: February 12, 2014, 12:35:26 AM
take a look at this picture, how come there is smoke coming out of the Ulysses funnel on Christmas Day 2013, sure there would be no one onboard.????????????



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #396 on: February 12, 2014, 12:49:18 AM
Err, can't see no picture, so I'm guessing it will be from the generators, which will be kept running to power everything from the AIS transponder to the meat freezer.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #397 on: February 12, 2014, 06:01:54 AM
take a look at this picture, how come there is smoke coming out of the Ulysses funnel on Christmas Day 2013, sure there would be no one onboard.????????????

Can't see a picture. But there was a full crew on Ulysses on Christmas Day. Are you so naive that you think everyone would have upped and gone home for the day??



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #398 on: February 12, 2014, 06:44:38 AM
Majority of crew on board are foreign and it would be impossible for them to return home for two days over the Christmas period. The ships only tie up for two days . Instead the tie up Christmas eve close up all the doors and have there own "Party" on board



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #399 on: February 12, 2014, 09:55:40 AM
Err, can't see no picture, so I'm guessing it will be from the generators, which will be kept running to power everything from the AIS transponder to the meat freezer.

Pretty much, power is required for all onboard systems, and there would be crew to monitor these.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #400 on: February 12, 2014, 10:20:11 AM
As the ship was only stooped for two days there were only a few systems shut down with the majority of the plant kept running as normal.
The smoke from the funnel would probably have been the boiler kicking in as the auxiliary engines don't tend too smoke too much.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #401 on: February 12, 2014, 12:33:22 PM
Or someone in engineering may have been cycling the engines either as part of maintenance or or just to keep the engines ticking over as they dont often spend that long at idle.



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #402 on: February 12, 2014, 12:45:31 PM
Nope the main engines weren't started over Christmas. The auxiliary engines may have been changed over. The main engines will have been turned every hour with the turning gear.
« Last Edit: February 12, 2014, 08:25:01 PM by MAKman »



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #403 on: February 12, 2014, 03:23:52 PM
Or someone in engineering may have been cycling the engines either as part of maintenance....
Is it not bad enough to be on board & away from your family over Christmas, but to be doing maintenance on Christmas day, I hope not.
Ferry Master



Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements Reply #404 on: February 12, 2014, 08:41:59 PM
Many ferry crew members would be from cultures that dont celebrate Christmas , for them december 25th is just another working day.