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  1. Updated MSC Cruises statement about fire on MSC Lirica... ‘Today at 15:42 local time in Corfu where she is currently in warm lay-up, MSC Lirica reported a fire incident into the MSC Maritime Support Centre in London. ‘The fire originated from one of the ship’s starboard-side fibreglass lifeboats on deck 6. ‘The fire has since been brought under control thanks to the intervention of the ship’s two fire brigades and the support of the local emergency services. ‘The operation was declared completed by 18:58 local time. There were no injuries among the 51 crew who were on board the ship at the time of the incident. ‘From a preliminary assessment, there was no damage to the inside of the ship but only to her side due to the flames and the dense black smoke caused by the fibreglass lifeboats. ‘A full investigation is now in progress.’
  2. Galicia, Mont St Michel & Etretat all in tomorrow, they will have to get MN Pelican out by 19:00, even if it's just to anchor.
  3. It appears that the reason for MN Pelican being diverted to Portsmouth is due to Cotentin taking up the berth and her sailing cancelled. I've been informed that today's 16:00 sailing has now been rescheduled, not cancelled and will depart Poole on Monday PM (TBC).
  4. I think they will scrap that, shame really, I was looking forward to that.
  5. Yes, I've copied and pasted to make it easier to read. Cross-Channel ferry and holiday company Brittany Ferries is extending the suspension of some services operating between the UK, France and Spain. The move follows continued stringent travel restrictions for passengers on both sides of the Channel. Only essential travel is currently permitted, and there is little prospect of this easing in the near future. Four ships that are currently laid-up, but which had been due to resume service in late March, will not now resume service until mid-May at the earliest. Under the revised plans, the following ships and routes will not operate as planned from 22nd March: BARFLEUR: Poole to Cherbourg BRETAGNE: Portsmouth to St Malo CAP FINISTERE: Portsmouth to Bilbao Portsmouth to Santander PONT-AVEN: Plymouth to Roscoff Plymouth to Santander Cork to Roscoff The following ships and routes will however continue to operate as scheduled, to accommodate those with essential travel requirements and to allow freight to flow freely: ARMORIQUE: Route to be confirmed CONNEMARA: Rosslare to Cherbourg Rosslare to Bilbao COTENTIN: Portsmouth to Le Havre* GALICIA: Portsmouth to Santander Portsmouth to Cherbourg MONT ST MICHEL Portsmouth to Caen NORMANDIE Portsmouth to Caen* *Freight Only! In the coming days, Brittany Ferries will contact customers who hold bookings on affected sailings, to offer alternative travel or a refund. “Naturally we very much regret any inconvenience that these changes will cause our customers,” said Christophe Mathieu, Brittany Ferries’ CEO. “We had hoped for a return to service for all our routes in mid-March, but the reality is that most people are simply unable to travel at this time. Booking levels are extremely low and we are relying on loans to carry us through this difficult period. It is therefore simply not viable to run loss-making routes at this time.” “But we continue to monitor the health and travel situation in all our markets – UK, Ireland, France and Spain. As soon as our customers can travel again, we will be there for them. We are also pushing governments to set out a pragmatic, co-ordinated and clear roadmap to safely re-open travel as soon as the health situation permits. We believe that the ramp-up of vaccines means that this re-opening could be considered sooner rather than later.” Brittany Ferries says it will remain a predominantly freight-only service for now. However, while it thanks all freight customers and drivers for their support during the crisis, only 20 per cent of its annual turnover comes from freight traffic. Around 80 per cent of annual income is generated by holidaymakers. In 2020, the company secured a €117 million loan from French banks to carry it through the most difficult period in its history. It has therefore been forced to take tough decisions on costs throughout the crisis, to ensure the long-term viability of routes and services. Brittany Ferries remains committed to serving passengers, freight and supporting businesses throughout the regions it serves, and thanks everyone for their patience and messages of support.
  6. Extension to suspension of some services. https://brittanyferriesnewsroom.com/as-travel-restrictions-persist-brittany-ferries-extends-suspension-of-some-services/
  7. Cap Finistere alongside Berth No.3 at the Terminal De L'Europe in Le Havre. Photo: Ship Hunters.
  8. Le Havre movements has 'Cap Finistere' moving to the linkspan at 20:00 on March 15th then bound for Portsmouth sometime after, possibly the following day.
  9. I couldn't really tell on Vessel Finder, just a green dot and no ship shape. I do know they turn her often. If the schedule is correct, Cap Finistere should dock between Normandie Express & Grande Nigeria but she will be along there somewhere. That is Terminal De L'Europe.
  10. Cap Finistere is on the schedule to depart the linkspan in Le Havre at 22:20 this evening and it looks like she will dock astern of Normandie Express.
  11. 'Connemara' awaiting her departure in Santander today, looking nice and clean with her fresh paint job. Photo thanks to Oscar Marcos via my Facebook page.
  12. Once Cap Finistere arrives and has docked, check the list again under 'Vessels at Quay'. She's back in service from Portsmouth on March 22nd, only 5 weeks away.
  13. Santander Port Rules state 1 Tug is compulsory in force 6 S/W winds, but 2 Tugs attended.
  14. Connemara is returning to port early, wind gusts are currently force 6 so she will have 2 tugs.
  15. My source has just confirmed that Connemara will be out on Sea Trials until 01:00, not sure which berth she's going to yet, but at the moment she is listed to go alongside Tramo 1/7 Maliano where 'Trheinta' is currently berthed. Departure tomorrow has indeed changed to 18:00, there are a few unaccompanied trailers there waiting to be loaded.
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