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Pont-Aven which normally operates the seasonal only Cork-Roscoff sailings at weekends has been cancelled due to Storm Brian. Further disruption has led to cancelled or delayed sailings by other operators on Ireland-France and Ireland-UK services..
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#ferrydisruption - Today's Brittany Ferries sailing from Cork to Roscoff is among routes that have seen crossings cancelled due to the adverse weather conditions arising from Storm Brian. The company is currently contacting all passengers to offer assistance due to…
Condor Ferries conventional ferry Commodore Clipper approaching St. Peter Port, Guernsey with the background of Herm, one of the more larger Channel Islands.
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#ferrycharter - Condor Ferries only conventional tonnage ferry on UK-Channel Islands service, Commodore Clipper recently resumed service before the English half-term break having spent over a month in dry dock in Cornwall, writes Jehan Ashmore. Whilst Commodore Clipper was away…
Seatruck Power docked in Dublin Port has from today introduced a new Tuesday morning sailing on the core Irish Sea central corridor route linking Liverpool
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#freightferry - Irish Sea freight-only ro-ro operator, Seatruck Ferries has from today increased capacity by adding Tuesday morning sailings on the core Dublin-Liverpool route, writes Jehan Ashmore. Due to increased demand, Seatruck Ferries new Tuesday morning sailings on the busy…
European Causeway one of a pair of P&O Ferries serving the North Channel route between Larne and Cairnryan. The ferry is seen approaching off the Scottish coast .
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#ferry - The highest number of lorries and trailers travelling on P&O Ferries between Larne and Cairnryan was reached in the third quarter of the year than it has in any Q3 since 2011. As the News Letter writes the…
Ophelia: Information issued from Met Eireann, the National Emergency Coordination Centre, Dublin Port and AA Newsroom advise of safety precaution, updates on ferry travel and incidents
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#OpheliaDublinPort - Met Eireann and the National Emergency Coordination Centre are advising everyone throughout the country to stay away from coastal paths, cliffs and harbours during the forecasted extreme weather event. Dublin Bay  For safety reasons there will be no…
Well over 1,000 people are still employed directly in the port of Holyhead
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#ferry - A ‘hard Brexit’ writes Daily Post could see jobs lost at the north Wales port of Holyhead, the Island’s AM has warned. Speaking at the Senedd this week, Ynys Môn AM Rhun ap Iorwerth warned that some of…
The port estate of Belfast Harbour from where the IOMSPCo are to remain operating ferry services connecting the Isle of Man
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#ferrynews - Plans to overhaul ferry services between Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man have been dropped writes BBC News after a three-week public consultation. The Steam Packet Company had considered re-routing sailings (as previously reported on Afloat) to…
Top - the new Irish Ferries William Butler Yeats and above the Navy's new patrol vessel William Butler Yeats
Tom MacSweeney
Hello and you’re welcome to the weekly MacSweeney Podcast… The procedures and practices involved in the naming of ships once appeared to be the product of evolution and tradition, then became the choice of politicians – at least as far…
The decision by Irish Ferries to name their new vessel W. B. Yeats is one that continues the tradition adopted by the company of selecting names drawn from the world of Irish literature
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Irish Ferries has chosen W. B. Yeats as the name for its new €144 million cruise ferry now being built in Germany for service on routes between Ireland, UK and France. The name was chosen after it had drawn ‘strong…
DFDS sisters Princess Seaways and King Seaways (a former Brittany Ferries Cork-Roscoff cruiseferry Val de Loire) share sailings on the Newcastle-Amsterdam service.
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#ferrynews - Danish shipping transport giant, DFDS has been named Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator for the sixth year in a row at the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony. Breaking Travel News writes that DFDS beat four rival ferry operators…
Concerns have been raised by islanders of Tory over the use of an interim ferry until a replacement is introduced
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#islandnews - News that a new ferry has been sanctioned for Tory Island off Co. Donegal has been welcomed – but there are still concerns over what vessel will be used until the new ferry comes on line. According to…
The current ferry, Afloat adds named God Met Ons III, can carry 15 cars and 90 passengers, must be replaced by 2018
Island News
#islandnews - The Kerryman writes that the ferry service to Valentia Island is a vital asset to all south-west of the county and should be given the financial support it needs to continue into the future. That was the view…
Stena Line are to increase capacity on the UK North Sea route Killingholme-Rotterdam Europoort in January 2018. Above: freight ferry Stena Transporter at the neighbouring Dutch port of Hoek-van-Holland from where the ship operates to Harwich. Afloat which sourced this photo, shows the Nieuwe Waterweg (New Waterway) the canal linking the North Sea and Rotterdam from where the Irish flagged tug Ocean Bank is seen home-bound having towed the former Naval Service OPV LE Aisling. Prior to departing Cork the OPV had been renamed Avenhorn.
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#ferry- Stena Line which also operates a UK landbridge route network on the North Sea to mainland Europe, announced earlier this year an increase in its freight capacity on the Harwich-Rotterdam-Europoort route by replacing the current two RoRo vessels with…
New pilot boat for the Port of Holyhead, the St. Columba will be used to transfer pilots and crew to ships (not ferries) but visiting cruiseships arriving and departing
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#ferryport - An investment in a new pilot boat to be used at the north Wales ferryport of Holyhead Port took place last month. The boat built by Holyhead Marine Services Ltd is to a design created by Camarc Design…
Stowaways: The men were found on board the Epsilon ferry, between Cherbourg and Dublin.
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#ferry - An airlift to hospital took place of two stowaways with hypothermia after being found hidden in a fridge of a passenger ferry. As the BBC News reports, Kingsbridge Police said the Afghan men were on board a Cherbourg,…
Scenic Ulster: Ferries Part of Ireland’s Largest Domestic Operator
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#ferry –This summer saw the much awaited launch of Scenic Carlingford Lough service, however the Limerick based owners introduced another ferry in Ulster this season, writes Jehan Ashmore. To recap firstly is the new historic first Carlingford service which saw operator,…

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