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Title: WB YEATS Dublin Bound
Post by: ferryfan on December 15, 2018, 02:27:54 PM
She is en route stopping off at Cherbourg on the 19th December should be in Dublin by late Thursday or Friday. AIS showing her route via the Kiel Canal
Title: Re: WB YEATS Dublin Bound
Post by: brainferry on December 15, 2018, 02:33:20 PM
Hallelujah
Yes you are correct . Kiel Canal to Cherbourg.
That would be a magnificent journey !
Title: Re: WB YEATS Dublin Bound
Post by: Steven on December 15, 2018, 02:46:13 PM
Well spotted!!!


https://www.niferry.co.uk/quick-news-irish-ferries-w-b-yeats-leaving-shipyard/
Title: Re: WB YEATS Dublin Bound
Post by: IFPete on December 15, 2018, 04:09:46 PM
Marine Traffic forcasts WB Yeats going through Kiel Canal.
Title: Re: WB YEATS Dublin Bound
Post by: ferryfan on December 16, 2018, 01:22:49 PM
Article here from NDR  Germany including a video with some good interior shots
https://www.ndr.de/nachrichten/schleswig-holstein/Flensburger-Werft-uebergibt-neue-Riesenfaehre,wbyeats102.html
Title: Re: WB YEATS Dublin Bound
Post by: IFPete on December 16, 2018, 01:31:51 PM
She is going around Jutland which makes a lot of sense.
Title: Re: WB YEATS Dublin Bound
Post by: conor on December 17, 2018, 01:09:40 PM
What's the story with the AIS at the moment? WB's position hasn't been updated for 7 hours now.
Title: Re: WB YEATS Dublin Bound
Post by: Niall on December 17, 2018, 02:36:13 PM
Section of North Sea waters west of Denmark not covered by local AIS. She will come within range again ina few hours as sge nears the NE coast of Holland
Title: Re: WB YEATS Dublin Bound
Post by: conor on December 17, 2018, 03:05:34 PM
Section of North Sea waters west of Denmark not covered by local AIS. She will come within range again ina few hours as sge nears the NE coast of Holland
Ok thanks was just wondering because lots of other ships were showing up.
Title: Re: WB YEATS Dublin Bound
Post by: marsav68 on December 17, 2018, 08:03:35 PM
updated now, she appears to be about to enter the channel. South east of Felixstowe.
Title: Re: WB YEATS Dublin Bound
Post by: marsav68 on December 17, 2018, 08:08:26 PM
And ETA to Cherbourg is now 08:00 on 18/12.
Title: Re: WB YEATS Dublin Bound
Post by: Niall on December 17, 2018, 08:24:21 PM
Due in Dublin Thursday morning at around 0830
Title: Re: WB YEATS Dublin Bound
Post by: giftgrub on December 18, 2018, 11:09:04 PM
WB is due to arrive in Rosslare Europort tomorrow Wednesday at 12.00 for berthing trials, given the announcement today that French services from the port are canceled this could mean that WB might enter service providing cover for Inishmore when Ulysses goes for refit, unlikely as this might sound, what better way to train staff, get a ferry operational and get any potential issues sorted out of the Dublin Holyhead spotlight.

Title: Re: WB YEATS Dublin Bound
Post by: ferryfan on December 19, 2018, 11:23:36 AM
WB is due to visit Holyhead for berthing trials today and is now due in Dublin at 0945 tomorrow with tugs on hand for spray salute.
(I think a lot of people would rather have slurry spreaders ready to give the greeting)
Title: Re: WB YEATS Dublin Bound
Post by: conor on December 19, 2018, 11:31:51 AM
Does anyone have any pictures of her in Rosslare?
Title: Re: WB YEATS Dublin Bound
Post by: ferryfan on December 19, 2018, 11:39:24 AM
Does anyone have any pictures of her in Rosslare?
Not yet but here's one of her at Cherbourg yesterday
Title: Re: WB YEATS Dublin Bound
Post by: conor on December 19, 2018, 11:41:51 AM
Does anyone have any pictures of her in Rosslare?
Not yet but here's one of her at Cherbourg yesterday
Thanks. Hopefully someone will have some photos later on of her in Rosslare
Title: Re: WB YEATS Dublin Bound
Post by: Kieran on December 19, 2018, 11:49:43 AM
One from RTE
(https://img.rasset.ie/0011344c-800.jpg)
Title: Re: WB YEATS Dublin Bound
Post by: conor on December 19, 2018, 12:07:50 PM
One from RTE
(https://img.rasset.ie/0011344c-800.jpg)
Thanks Kieran.
Title: Re: WB YEATS Dublin Bound
Post by: Chef on December 19, 2018, 01:57:40 PM
One from RTE
(https://img.rasset.ie/0011344c-800.jpg)
Thanks Kieran.
Caption for this should have the one finger salute from Irish Ferries to Rosslare .
Title: Re: WB YEATS Dublin Bound
Post by: brainferry on December 19, 2018, 04:44:40 PM
Marine traffic shows WB Yeats destination as Holyhead now ?
Title: Re: WB YEATS Dublin Bound
Post by: conor on December 19, 2018, 05:45:25 PM
Marine traffic shows WB Yeats destination as Holyhead now ?
She's heading there for berthing trials after the Epsilon departs Holyhead for her 20:15 sailing. WB Yeats will then head to Dublin following her stop in Holyhead with her scheduled arrival currently 09:45 tomorrow (Thursday) morning.
Title: Re: WB YEATS Dublin Bound
Post by: Steven on December 20, 2018, 07:59:35 AM
WB is due to arrive in Rosslare Europort tomorrow Wednesday at 12.00 for berthing trials, given the announcement today that French services from the port are canceled this could mean that WB might enter service providing cover for Inishmore when Ulysses goes for refit, unlikely as this might sound, what better way to train staff, get a ferry operational and get any potential issues sorted out of the Dublin Holyhead spotlight.
Seems she may have just been having trials to continue Epsilon's trade car run - she didn't go to Pembroke but did go to Holyhead
Title: Re: WB YEATS Dublin Bound
Post by: ferryfan on December 20, 2018, 02:38:17 PM
Probably the lowest key new arrival in Dublin with the shine completely taken off the event by the Rosslare announcement. WB is being moved to Cruise18 this afternoon so anyone wanting a good view should head for the Eastlink bridge.
Title: Re: WB YEATS Dublin Bound
Post by: mightymax23 on December 20, 2018, 04:16:56 PM
Can be seen with from the siptu webcam, parked by the eastlink
https://www.siptu.ie/media/webcam/
Title: Re: WB YEATS Dublin Bound
Post by: The insider on December 20, 2018, 05:27:05 PM
Biggest anti climax ever..low paid crew and a shambolic shamrock on the funnel...shouldnt be allowed call themselves irish ..
Title: Re: WB YEATS Dublin Bound
Post by: A83 on December 27, 2018, 05:31:47 PM
Took this picture yesterday at the East link bridge where she is moored. Looks very impressive.
Title: Re: WB YEATS Dublin Bound
Post by: Davy Jones on December 28, 2018, 11:35:26 AM
Yeatsy has moved from the East Link Bridge and is currently on Ulysses linkspan.
Title: Re: WB YEATS Dublin Bound
Post by: Steven on December 28, 2018, 09:56:21 PM
Biggest anti climax ever..low paid crew and a shambolic shamrock on the funnel...shouldnt be allowed call themselves irish ..
Itís not as if all their routes go to Ireland either... oh wait

Perhaps if none of their routes involved Ireland you would have a point!  Iím pretty sure that not every member of staff working for British Airways is British, nor every member of staff at Air France French!  Bottom line is if you donít like it donít travel with them. 

For those interested the W.B Yeats tech spec was updated on NIFS last week (thereís also another pic here of her in Rosslare, not that it really looks much different from any other pic of her to be honest.  Canít post here as itís not mine and donít have permission :) )
https://www.niferry.co.uk/irish-ferries-w-b-yeats/
Title: Re: WB YEATS Dublin Bound
Post by: ferryfan on December 29, 2018, 12:41:11 PM
WB heading out for sea trials today.
Title: Re: WB YEATS Dublin Bound
Post by: Steven on December 29, 2018, 08:37:48 PM
Its been posted on Facebook she could be in service next Saturday afternoon, covering Ulysses absence.  To be honest I think many of us thought this would always be the case.
Title: Re: WB YEATS Dublin Bound
Post by: A83 on January 10, 2019, 09:12:52 PM
Afloat.ie is reporting that WBY's maiden voyage takes place this Sunday 13th and will be for freight only.

https://afloat.ie/port-news/ferry-news/item/41479-w-b-yeats-to-make-maiden-voyage-freight-only-on-sunday
Title: Re: WB YEATS Dublin Bound
Post by: Steven on January 13, 2019, 11:48:42 PM
Afloat.ie is reporting that WBY's maiden voyage takes place this Sunday 13th and will be for freight only.

https://afloat.ie/port-news/ferry-news/item/41479-w-b-yeats-to-make-maiden-voyage-freight-only-on-sunday

The dangers of treating a booking engine as fact without checking with someone first!  Afloat now saying Tuesday, though not sure how they are going to get WB, Oscar, and Adventurer all berthed at Holyhead at the same time lol
Title: Re: WB YEATS Dublin Bound
Post by: Davy Jones on January 14, 2019, 10:07:15 PM
Its probably not happening, but I just wonder whether OW may fit Terminal 2?
Title: Re: WB YEATS Dublin Bound
Post by: Steven on January 15, 2019, 08:53:07 PM
Its probably not happening, but I just wonder whether OW may fit Terminal 2?
Why would they send two ships at virtually the same time in any case though given Yeats capacity

In any case, she didn't sail