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Celtic Link Ferries Look Forward to New Ferry
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Celtic Link Ferries are to introduce a replacement ferry on their Rosslare-Cherbourg port route later this year, writes Jehan Ashmore.The current ship serving the route to France is a modern 26,500 tonnes ro-pax ferry Norman Voyager which entered service for…
Former US Navy Fast-Craft Re-opens Seasonal Dublin Route
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A former US Navy vessel USS Joint Venture (HSV-XI) is set to return for a second season operating Douglas-Dublin Port sailings this Friday, writes Jehan Ashmore. The first sailing of the year from the Isle of Man sees the use…
Ulysses Celebrates 10 Years of Irish Sea Service
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The flagship of the Irish Ferries fleet Ulysses celebrates her 10th anniversary on the Dublin-Holyhead port route, writes Jehan Ashmore. At 50,938 gross tonnes, the cruiseferry which has space for 1,875 passengers and 1,342 vehicles, remains the largest ferry operating…
Irish Authorities Approve Stena / DFDS Merger
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The €40m acquisition of DFDS Seaways by Stena AB through its subsidiary Stena Line (UK) Ltd last December has been approved by the Irish regulatory authority, though its UK counterpart awaits a decision, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Irish Competition Authority's…
Ferry Falls from Crane in Galway Docks
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An investigation is underway into an incident in Galway Docks this morning after a ferry being loaded onto a cargo ship snapped, injuring three men, according to news reports. A sling that was being used to lift the ferry onto…
Irish Sea 'Racehorse' Returns
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A former Irish Sea freight ferry which was originally named with an equine-theme, returned to the Dublin-Liverpool port route yesterday and coincides with this Saturday's Aintree Grand National, writes Jehan Ashmore. The entry of the chartered Norman Trader onto P&O…
Stena's Southern Sailings
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Sailings on Stena Line's Rosslare-Fishguard port route remain for freight-users only until the passenger ferry returns from essential maintenance this week, writes Jehan Ashmore. The passenger ferry Stena Europe is currently in dry-dock at the A&P Group's Falmouth facility and is…
Passenger Ship Obligations to Assist in Search & Rescue
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The Department of Transport's latest marine notice pertains to the requirements for passenger vessels in assisting with search and rescue services. All passenger ships on international routes - including ferries and cruise liners - are obliged to have a plan…
HSS Sailings Resumed
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HSS Sailings Resumed

2nd April 2011
This year's first ferry sailing of the HSS Stena Explorer from Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead was disrupted yesterday due to 'technical reasons'. The HSS (High Speed Service) fastcraft was scheduled to depart Dun Laoghaire at 13.15hrs but the sailing was…
Brittany Ferries Roscoff Route to Re-open
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Brittany Ferries seasonal service between Cork (Ringaskiddy) and Roscoff starts this Saturday, writes Jehan Ashmore. As usual the £100m 'flagship' Pont-Aven re-opens the 11-hour route with the first inbound sailing from the Breton port arriving at Ringaskiddy ferry terminal at…
Stena to Re-Introduce HSS this Week
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Stena Line's HSS fast-ferry the Stena Explorer will be re-introduced on its Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead route this Friday, writes Jehan Ashmore. The HSS (High Speed Service) operated 19,638 tonnes craft will run between 1 April to 13 September to…
Brittany Ferries Re-Open Bilbao Route
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A ferry service to Spain is to start today, which had been previously served by the Irish Continental Group (ICG) owned cruiseferry Pride of Bilbao, writes Jehan Ashmore. Brittany Ferries 32,728 tonnes Cap Finistere will re-open the Portsmouth-Bilbao route following…
Irish Ferries Signs 10-Year Contract On Welsh Route
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In the same week that Irish Continental Line (ICG) Group released end of year figures for 2010, their subdidiary Irish Ferries recorded a near 8% rise in passenger volumes and an announcement of a 10 year deal to continue operating…
HSS Fast-Craft to Return on Dun Laoghaire Route
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With just over a fortnight to go to resumption of Stena Line's Dun Laoghaire-Holyhead fast-craft sailings on 1 April, the route to Wales is to see the larger HSS Stena Explorer return instead of Stena Lynx III, writes Jehan Ashmore.…
Irish Continental Group Record 61% Rise in Profit
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The Irish Continental Group (ICG) which is the parent company of Irish Ferries, has warned of 'uncertainty' in 2011 due to higher fuel costs and the effects of the austerity measures in both the Irish and UK economies. ICG secured…
Superfast Sisterships for Stena's Northern Route
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Stena Line are to introduce two chartered sisterships in the Autumn to coincide with the opening of a £80m ferryport near Cairnryan, which is to replace Stranraer, as the new Scottish port for their route to Belfast, writes Jehan Ashmore. At 30,285grt…

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