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W.B.YEATS DELIVERY IS DELAYED

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IFPete

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Take a look at the elapsed time at X 60 from last night,

Outside Flemsburg Fiord they spend 6 hours checking out her manouverabily .

you can see how easy she can move sideways and manouver on a sixpence thanks to her trusters and propellers.

giftgrub

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Sure is impressive, given how long we have waited, seems strange to see the new build at sea.

Bet there have been sighs of relief at Brittany Ferries and TT Line (Tasmania) today as well as IF as they all have big WB style Ferries on order.


IFPete

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Exactly she is the prototype with more to come.

ferryfan

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She was up to 25 knots off Bornholm.

LongTimeReader

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Any idea when (or even an Estimate) when it will head towards Dublin?

Niall

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brainferry

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Does anyone have an idea when the 2019 Ireland France booking engine starts ?
I know there is a link to sign up for first notice but I'm doubting that will happen ?

IFPete

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Nothing will be released until WB Yeats is delivered,

Does anybody know if the Scrubbers are aleady installed or has this still to happen, The vessel infront of WB Yeats is still in Odense having scrubbers installed.

ferryfan

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This is what sea trials look like..

giftgrub

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Sure looks impressive, today some tight 360 turns at 20+ knts and coming into them at speed, hopefully wont have to be repeated when in service and full of cars and passengers.

For anyone that saw the Queen Mary 2 documentary on Discovery/Quest over the years (one where they lost a door covering one of the bow thrusters) this all looks very familiar and is a very positive step.

Obviously no inside information at the moment but one would assume the WB has performed to its design brief, which given its troubles pretty much since the hull was launched is a great step forward and maybe IFs Annus Horribilius is about to end.

The insider

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When she does arrive a planned protest will take place ...British and Irish unions will be present...Irish Ferries still pay terrible wages to mostly eastern european crews ...and the prospect of employing local crews is a million miles away..shame on them.....lets hope there is a big turn out

Bikermate

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When she does arrive a planned protest will take place ...British and Irish unions will be present...Irish Ferries still pay terrible wages to mostly eastern european crews ...and the prospect of employing local crews is a million miles away..shame on them.....lets hope there is a big turn out

Why would the Irish and British trade Unions not "organise" the present crews and encourage them to joint a Trade Union for better conditions / pay? Surely this would be better than expecting to replace the current crews (regardless of where they are from) with people who may not want to work anyway.

Matt73

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When she does arrive a planned protest will take place ...British and Irish unions will be present...Irish Ferries still pay terrible wages to mostly eastern european crews ...and the prospect of employing local crews is a million miles away..shame on them.....lets hope there is a big turn out

Why would the Irish and British trade Unions not "organise" the present crews and encourage them to joint a Trade Union for better conditions / pay? Surely this would be better than expecting to replace the current crews (regardless of where they are from) with people who may not want to work anyway.

A good question!  I don't know anything about Irish TU law, but in Britain you can be recognised by a union if more than 50% of the workforce vote to be so.  The question is: would the current IF employees vote in this way? Ryanair have recently had to recongise and pay more to staff they employ outside Ireland.

Matt

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W.B.Y. is now travelling through Flensborg Fjord, presumably on her way back to Flensburger.

giftgrub

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Sea trials must be finished, now for the Snag list to be done