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Collision-course

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European Endeavour which is currently laid up is expected in Dublin later this month to replace the Norcape.

Below from www.shipspotting.com , the European Endeavour laid uk at Dunkirk , and the Norcape.

gezdub

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Norcape is back in use, and European Endeavour is in Liverpool..anyone any idea why this is?

scomacsf8

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NORBAY will cover on P&O's Larne to Cairnryan route rom 7th May until 10th June.
She will operate the following timetable;
0400 ex Larne               0800 ex Cairnryan
1200 ex Larne               1600 ex Cairnryan
2000 ex Larne               2300/2359 ex Cairnryan

First of the regular ships to refit will be EUROPEAN HIGHLANDER from 7th May until 22nd May when she will resume with the 0730 ex Larne, while EUROPEAN CAUSEWAY will go to drydock from 22nd may until 10th June when she starts back in service with the 1030 ex Larne.

Presumably both vessels are heading to Harland and Wolff in Belfast for their overhauls, but this has not been confirmed...

giftgrub

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There was a programme featuring the refit of the Norbank on Channel 5 last night (10 May 2011) people in the UK can rewatch here, only saw a few minutes of the show but looked very interesting, the Norbank info was split up throughout the show with other cleaning areas.

http://www.seesaw.com/TV/Factual/p-41192-Supersize-Grime

http://www.channel5.com/shows/supersize-grime

scomacsf8

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NORCAPE is due to be re-activated to replace EUROPEAN MARINER on the Larne-Troon route from circa 24th July.

Word is the EUROPEAN MARINER is in the process of being sold...

Sam71

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European Causeway left H&W in Belfast today (Saturday) at about 5pm.

scomacsf8

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EUROPEAN CAUSEWAY has re-entered service on the Larne to Cairnryan route this morning, thus completing the refit programme for P&O's North Channel vessels.

On arrival from Cairnryan earlier, NORBAY discharged and is now enroute to Troon for trials there. It is still believed NORCAPE will replace EUROPEAN MARINER on the Larne to Troon route this summer, but it is not certain whether this is a longterm or interim measure nor what the exact purpose of NORBAY's visit to the Ayrshire port is...

Irish Sea

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Just wondering does anyone know why Norman Trader has been chartered by P&O and is operating on what was the European Endeavours roster?

The European Endeavour is presently laid up in Liverpool.

Collision-course

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Norman Trader was providing refit cover for P&O ships away being overhauled , it was also under charter to Stena Line for Refit cover for Stena Adventurer.
Below from www.shipspotting.com Norman Trader arriving in Dublin.
Last Edit: June 28, 2011, 06:51:11 PM by colin

Irish Sea

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I was aware of this however as all the P&O Ships have completed their dry dockings already, I am curious why P&O have rechartered her.

Surely it would make more sense to continue using their own vessel in the form of European Endeavour? Unless perhaps Endeavour has suffered some form of technical problem?

scomacsf8

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EUROPEAN ENDEAVOUR sailings between Dublin and Liverpool will accept motorists from Monday 18th July.

The 1500 ex Dublin is the first sailing to take tourist traffic and the schedule is 1500 ex Dublin Mon - Fri, 1600 on Sundays. 0300 ex Liverpool Mon - Sat. Meals included in all fares.

giftgrub

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Watch the P&O ferry Norbank being drydocked, as featured in channel Five's show Supersize Grime in May, now on youtube that the we can watch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps4zRyj43sE

larry

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awesome, thanks for the link

giftgrub

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larry

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again many thanks for this, keep em coming