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Seasonal Scenes Set for Fishguard
Ferry
Fast-ferry Stena Lynx III departed Dun Laoghaire for Fishguard Harbour on a repositioning voyage today, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 80m craft built in Hobart, Tasmania is due to dock at the Pembrokeshire port this afternoon in advance of seasonal sailings…
Countdown to Name New Celtic Link 'Ferry'
Ferry
Celtic Link Ferries are to introduce a new ship in October and the company are running a competition to name the vessel on the Rosslare-Cherbourg port route, writes Jehan Ashmore. The multi-million euro new vessel will offer a more extensive…
The Ferry Fortnight to "Seas the Opportunity"
Ferry
This weekend sees the start of the National Ferry Fortnight (14-28 May) an initiative to heighten consumer awareness of the extensive ferry network operating to and from the UK, writes Jehan Ashmore. The ferry fortnight which is now in its…
Seasonal Services Set Sail ‘Four’ France
Ferry
Seasonal sailings on Irish Ferries Rosslare-Roscoff port route start tomorrow, this brings an increase in the number of services to France from three to four, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 16-hour route is served by the 31,000 tonnes cruiseferry Oscar Wilde which…
National Ferry Fortnight: 'Seas the Opportunity'
Ferry
Ferry companies operating throughout Britain and Ireland are gearing-up for the third annual National Ferry Fortnight which is to run between 14-28 May, writes Jehan Ashmore. The fortnight is to highlight the advantages of sea, rather than air travel and…
Celtic Link Ferries Look Forward to New Ferry
Ferry
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
Ferry
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
Ferry
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
Ferry
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
Ferry
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
Ferry
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
Ferry
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
Ferry
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
Ferry

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
Ferry
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
Ferry
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…

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