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WB YEATS Dublin Bound

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ferryfan

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FSG have had a change of top management.

giftgrub

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I have seen some more harsh words against the WB on the Facebook, apparently the plug sockets on the ferry are the euro two pin type, not the UK/IRL three pin plug sockets, first world problems ! (Kinda weird given it design for UKIRL ! but then also France service) and also reported issues with speed during yesterday’s crossings.

Sometimes when things go wrong, they keep going wrong, hopefully they will finally get things right and enjoy some months of just sailing on time and settling down to regular service.

The apparent implosion of FSG is the big one on the horizon as the second new build for IF The “Georgie Burgess” will be significantly delayed or even cancelled if all the information about FSG is true. One would think plenty of calls from IF to extend Epsilon charter (despite the fact that when it was drydocked they didn’t even have a can of paint to put on the battered hull).

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As a chartered ship, there may be some arrangement for who pays for the paint, owners or charterers. Maybe the owners didn’t want her painted.

As for the sockets, as a European built ship she would have specced with European sockets. To change that at building stage may have been a considerable cost but now the ship is in service ships staff will can now add the three pin sockets over the coming months as a much reduced price. Seems some people are only too happy to criticise.

Chef

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Of course IF just happen to have adaptors in stock and available to purchase on board for passengers who packed their's in the car for their trip to the continent .

A83

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 They could hang on to the Oscar Wilde.


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I have seen some more harsh words against the WB on the Facebook, apparently the plug sockets on the ferry are the euro two pin type, not the UK/IRL three pin plug sockets, first world problems ! (Kinda weird given it design for UKIRL ! but then also France service) and also reported issues with speed during yesterday’s crossings.

Sometimes when things go wrong, they keep going wrong, hopefully they will finally get things right and enjoy some months of just sailing on time and settling down to regular service.

The apparent implosion of FSG is the big one on the horizon as the second new build for IF The “Georgie Burgess” will be significantly delayed or even cancelled if all the information about FSG is true. One would think plenty of calls from IF to extend Epsilon charter (despite the fact that when it was drydocked they didn’t even have a can of paint to put on the battered hull).
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IFPete

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Given all the uncertainty, they would be mad to despose of Oscar Wilde at this time.

Lets see what happens over the coming months, The sections of the 2nd builds hull must be well advanced at this stage.

giftgrub

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Don’t think IF2 build has started yet, next up are two RoRo for parent SIEM Group.

Price will have to be renegotiated upwards if the yard survives to allow new/ potential investors to make a profit not a loss on future contracts.


IFPete

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The Subassemblies for IF2 would have need to be work in progress to allow her keel to be laid in June or July,.

DaveW1946

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Reference the fate of the Oscar Wilde. If you look on Irish Continental's website, under Irish Ferries section, and click on the Oscar link, the W B Yeats appears. OW no longer has a mention. Rumours remain that OW has been sold.

giftgrub

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The Subassemblies for IF2 would have need to be work in progress to allow her keel to be laid in June or July,.

Possibly but no mention of steel cutting commencement or anything of that type, before recent developments. It’s  normally a proud day when building work starts and not kept quiet.

ferryfan

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Looking forward to my first trip on her tomorrow.

Shipmate

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Looking forward to my first trip on her tomorrow.

Would really appreciate if someone who is sailing on WB Yeats could post a photo of the cabin plans, especially for deck 8.

Or indeed any photos of the ship.

Thanks.

Shipmate.

ferryfan

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I will post some photos tomorrow.

Shipmate

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Great, Thanks.

ferryfan

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Posted some photos from onboard here feel free...
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