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New Belfast-Cairnryan Route Celebrates First Sailings
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#FERRY NEWS - Demotix reports that the first ferries have sailed to Northern Ireland from the new £200m Stena Line port facility at Cairnryan in western Scotland. http://www.afloat.ie/port-news/ferry-news http://www.demotix.com/news/935842/stena-line-opens-new-200-facility-cairnryan-scotland The company's final sailings from Stranraer took place at the weekend…
Historic Days on North Channel Ferry Routes
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#FERRY NEWS- In the space of two days, Stena Line opened a new ferry route between Belfast-Cairnryan today following yesterday's closure of services between Belfast-Stranraer, writes Jehan Ashmore. Sisters Stena Superfast VII and Stena Superfast VIII inaugurated sailings on the…
Second Stena ‘Superfast’ Ferry is Underway from Poland
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#FERRY NEWS- The second of Stena Line's 'Superfast' new ferries Stena Superfast VIII, is en-route fresh from refurbishment in Gdansk, in advance of the new Belfast-Cairnryan route which is to open next Monday, writes Jehan Ashmore. The new route to…
Seatruck’s New Freight-Ferry to Make December Debut
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# FERRY NEWS- Next month, Seatruck Ferries will introduce Seatruck Progress, the first of four new 5,300dwt 'Heysham' max freight-only vessels on the Dublin-Liverpool service, according to a report in LloydsList.com Seatruck Progress was launched in August from the FGS…
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# FERRY NEWS- Next month, Seatruck Ferries will introduce Seatruck Progress, the first of four new 5,300dwt 'Heysham'-max freight-only ferries, on the Dublin-Liverpool service, according to a report in LloydsList.com Seatruck Progress was launched in August from the FGS Flenberg…
Stena Superfast VII Departs Poland for New Belfast-Cairnryan Route
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#FERRY NEWS-Stena Superfast VII the first of two ferries to make a new career on the North Channel departed Poland yesterday after completion of an extensive upgrade in Gdansk. The work included the installation of a Nordic spa containing a…
Dublin Port Outlines Plans for First Dedicated Cruise Terminal
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# CRUISE SHIPS - Dublin Port's 'draft' masterplan which was unveiled to the public today, includes a proposal to develop the first dedicated cruise terminal in the capital port. A site at North Wall Quay Extension has been chosen to…
Restructured Fastnet Line Reduce Year Round Service to Seasonal Schedule
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#FERRY – Following yesterdays High Court appointment of an interim examiner to the Fastnet Line Group, the ferry operator has issued two statements (click here) and an apology to passengers with the immediate closure of sailings, writes Jehan Ashmore. As…
High Court Appoint Examiner to Cork-Swansea Operator
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#Ferry – The High Court has appointed an interim examiner to the Fastnet Line group of companies, which operates the M.V. Julia (1981/22,161grt) on the Cork-Swansea ferry service, according to report on RTE.ie The 154m German built ferry which can…
Seatruck Ferries Second Ro-Ro Newbuild Launched
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#FERRY Two months after the launch of Seatruck Progress, the first of four ro-ro newbuilds for Seatruck Ferries, a second vessel was launched for the Irish Sea freight-ferry only operator, according to Heavy-Lift. Seatruck Power joins her sister as part…
Brittany Ferries End of Season Sailings
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Brittany Ferries last Cork-Roscoff sailing for this year is scheduled for this weekend, writes Jehan Ashmore. Passengers intending to travel on the last inward bound sailing from the Breton port which departs tomorrow (Friday) 28th at 21.15hrs (French time). The…
Award Winning Stena Line Look Forward to New Northern Route
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Stena Line has been voted 'Best Ferry Company' at the annual Northern Ireland Travel and Tourism Awards which was hosted by TV personality Eamonn Homes. The accolade comes in advance to next month's opening of the company's new Belfast-Cairnryan ferry…
Celtic Horizon Officially Enters Service
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Celtic Link Ferries newest ferry Celtic Horizon was officially launched onto the Irish-French service with a reception held on board the 27,522 tonnes vessel at her homeport of Rosslare Europort on Monday, writes Jehan Ashmore. Minister for Public Expenditure and…
Farewell as Stena Line’s ‘Lynx’ Fast-Ferry Sets Sail for South Korea
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Irish Sea fast-ferry Stena Lynx III (1996/4,113grt) which has been laid-up in Dun Laoghaire Harbour since last month has been sold to interests in South Korea. Renamed Sunflower 2 and flying the flag of the Far-Eastern nation, she departed yesterday…
Strong Winds Cancel Central Corridor Fast-Ferry Sailings
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Strong winds on the Irish Sea, has led to cancellations of Irish Ferries Dublin-Holyhead fast-ferry Jonathan Swift today, though passengers will be accommodated on the cruiseferry Ulysses. Tomorrow mornings fast-ferry sailings from Dublin and the corresponding return sailing from Holyhead,…
Wexford Welcomes New Irish-French Ferry Celtic Horizon
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Celtic Link Ferries new ro-pax Celtic Horizon made an inaugural appearance as she docked in Rosslare ferryport this morning, having completing her delivery voyage from Sicily, writes Jehan Ashmore. As the 27,552 gross tonnes Celtic Horizon last night headed towards…

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