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Swift Winter Lay-up

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ferryfan

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Does anybody have any idea where the Swift will spend the winter she is not on the booking engine for the busy xmas period. I wouldn't think she could hang around a busy port like Dublin for the duration of the lay-up.

giftgrub

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Drydock first, get engine (s) sorted then would imagine tied up near east link bridge (Stena Lynx 3 spent a lay up there before) or even Belfast or Dun Laoghaire, though East Link bridge and warm lay up (ie) run engines regularly and a couple of crew on board daily to keep all the necessities working would allow a rapid return to service if required.

Could provide cover on rugby weekends or high traffic weekends if Ulysses decides to go technical as W B is not expected until 2019 and Oscar always struggles with timings on short sea service.

Davy Jones

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Would they be able to staff her easily at short notice? - not so much if another vessel breaks down as they could probably transfer personnel but if they wanted to lay on extra runs as suggested?

SEA

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I heard from the Crew on Swift that both Swift and Oscar wilde are laying up in Liverpool for the Winter

jgf

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Oscar Wilde is on the booking engine until the end of the year so I doubt it will be laying up anywhere.

thanks for the updates re WB Yeates, looking forward to a trip on it next year.

IFPete

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Swift is due to get a mezzine car deck fitted. She may end up going back to Belfast and spend the winter their.

Oscar will be kept busy until WB Yeats arrives.

Steven

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I heard from the Crew on Swift that both Swift and Oscar wilde are laying up in Liverpool for the Winter

You heard wrong then Iím afraid to say :).
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

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Steven

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Oscar Wilde is on the booking engine until the end of the year so I doubt it will be laying up anywhere.

thanks for the updates re WB Yeates, looking forward to a trip on it next year.

That might depend on when Yeats turns up which according to current talk will be sometime between November and next February!  Of course if Novemeber we are getting very close to Xmas, then thereís the dry dock season after anyway during which I assume Oscar will be the cover vessel.
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

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Steven

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I can now confirm that DUBLIN SWIFT will leave Dublin for Larne on Monday.  This is to load items for maintenance during her layover.  She is then expected to proceed to Belfast for layover.

https://www.niferry.co.uk/dublin-swift-to-visit-larne/
Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

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IFPete

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Good opportunity for Dublin Swift to test Larne - Troon Market when her engines are back working.

I guess they may carry out an underwater survey in Larne.

Steven

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Good opportunity for Dublin Swift to test Larne - Troon Market when her engines are back working.

I guess they may carry out an underwater survey in Larne.
Or not.  Running a vessel in the off-season to test a new route would make absolutely no sense at all!

She's only there to pick up new Mezzanine decks and is moving to Belfast next week according to current plans.
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ferryfan

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Swift spun around to Belfast this morning.