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giftgrub

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First reporback from MAIB on European Causway incident

https://www.gov.uk/maib-reports/safety-warning-about-drivers-remaining-in-vehicle-cabs-while-ferries-are-at-sea

Might force a reconfiguration of on board layouts for ferry operators to give drivers private cabins.

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I was on the 07.30 out of Cairnryan last Sunday morning, and as I had been on the road since 2am, I really needed a sleep.
There's a room with reclining seats for freight drivers, but very uncomfortable, I slept for 1 hour because of sheer tiredness,  but woke with a sore lower back and stiff neck.
I watched a travel programme about China during the week, and they have Pod Hotels, where you can rent a capsule for the night, basically a dormitory with enclosed sleeping quarters, and thought to myself ,wouldnt that be a great idea on the ferries.
I don't travel over the top too often, thankfully.

giftgrub

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I was on the 07.30 out of Cairnryan last Sunday morning, and as I had been on the road since 2am, I really needed a sleep.
There's a room with reclining seats for freight drivers, but very uncomfortable, I slept for 1 hour because of sheer tiredness,  but woke with a sore lower back and stiff neck.
I watched a travel programme about China during the week, and they have Pod Hotels, where you can rent a capsule for the night, basically a dormitory with enclosed sleeping quarters, and thought to myself ,wouldnt that be a great idea on the ferries.
I don't travel over the top too often, thankfully.

Stena are about to introduce this very system on some of their crossings between Germany and Sweden.

https://news.cision.com/stena-line/r/stena-line-installs-japanese-sleeping-pods,c2771617

Trucker

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Personally I would prefer this than sharing a cabin with up to 3 other drivers,  or the dreaded economie Brittany Ferries Portsmouth-Spain ,where at peak times there are 6 to a cabin.
Oscar Wilde is a great ferry to travel on as a freight driver, as we always get a cabin to ourselves.
Seatruck, DFDS and Cobelfret  freight ships take 12 drivers, and nearly always 1 person to a cabin.
Makes all the difference, get a good nights sleep and be fresh for the next days driving. 

Rob 1987

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Norbank is Now Back In Liverpool and She Will Be Back on Liverpool -Dublin from Tonight Services and European Endeavour is In on LaUp Berth in Liverpool Docks
Regards Rob

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P&O have sold European Endeavour to Eckero Line. The chartered ro/ro mv Mistral which is currently operating her route is expected to remain on the route for the time being.

giftgrub

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Apparently Endeavor was quite expensive to run and heavy on fuel, one of the primary reasons for selling, strange move though from a large company with only a charter replacement available.

Bow doors being “unwelded” (not sure of the correct term) to allow a return to drive through service for the new owners.

Steven

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Apparently Endeavor was quite expensive to run and heavy on fuel, one of the primary reasons for selling, strange move though from a large company with only a charter replacement available.

Bow doors being “unwelded” (not sure of the correct term) to allow a return to drive through service for the new owners.
The problem with that is they were obviously welded for a reason....
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

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Steven

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EUROPEAN SEAWAY entered service on the Larne to Cairnryan route on Thursday.  EUROPEAN HIGHLANDER left Larne for Birkenhead at around 7 pm.  This year P&O have scheduled some 6 weeks for Highlander and Causeway to dry dock, with Seaway covering throughout.  She came to Larne directly from Falmouth where she had some work done (despite being dry docked twice already within the past year, with this her third yard visit within 10 months).  Her home port is now Limassol in line with the rest of the Dover based fleet.
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

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