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  1. Problems reportedly continue at FSG shipyard, despite financial rescue (23/05/19) https://www.niferry.co.uk/problems-continue-fsg-shipyard/?fbclid=IwAR2-Tj4Ibww68V6cUqsM-MJMwqj4rbzVWX6Ysrs5YUlm-NiH6gGRBl1jmBc
  2. Port of Ouistreham is closed on June 6th, the sailings for 'Normandie are being diverted to/from Cherbourg. 'Mont St Michel's sailings to/from Ouistreham are as normal.
  3. It appears to me that no one knows what is going on, I can only go by what I see or hear. The info from the NI Ferrysite which is normally reliable says different and going by info received tonight, my sources are saying that Stena are having 5, Brittany Ferries are having 3 and DFDS are having 1. As listed below: #1: Stena (Stena Estrid) #2: Stena (Stena Edda) #3: Brittany Ferries (Galicia) #4: Stena (Stena Embla) #5: DFDS (Name TBC) #6: Brittany Ferries (Salamanca) #7: Stena (Name TBC) #8: Stena (Name TBC) #9: Brittany Ferries (Name TBC) Please see screenshot from NIFerrySite below
  4. Stena have officially confirmed the name of their next E-Flexer will be 'Stena Embla', which will be the 4th E-Flexer (3rd E-Flexer for Stena) built at the AVIC Shipyard. 'Galicia' will be the 3rd E-Flexer built by AVIC with the 'Salamanca' being the 6th E-Flexer. https://www.niferry.co.uk/stena-officially-announce-the-name-for-second-new-belfast-to-liverpool-ferry/?fbclid=IwAR3IgSH2JR6B49gk5aGjn4a6-_CzMotSEvTGH8XBZMwrN6r6MsATivBuX9k
  5. Me neither, certainly not while this rudder problem is being sorted. They may arrange something for when she has her engine sorted.
  6. The customer service team can only give out the information that they have been told, they are hoping that the ship will be back in service on May 31st as that's probably what the engineers have told them. Also, they can only update their Sailing Updates page as and when they receive new information but they won't do that until they have contacted affected passengers first.
  7. 'Norwegian Getaway' has left Brest, a dry dock is now available should they need it.
  8. Na, she's not scheduled to leave. Quite possibly moving or turning her.
  9. 'Red Kestrel' is not in service yet, quite possibly will be at the end of this week.
  10. I think you are right, the work required may be internal and won't need dry-docking.
  11. The next sailing for Pont-Aven that I can see is the Roscoff/Cork sailing on May 24th
  12. Isle of Wight ferry failures blamed on 'assembly errors' Two engine failures during Solent ferry sailings were caused by "assembly errors", an investigation has found. The breakdowns happened on Wightlink ferries operating between Lymington and Yarmouth in 2018. The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) said errors were made by Swedish engine manufacturer Volvo Penta and a UK Volvo dealer. Wightlink said it has made sure none of its other Volvo Penta engines are faulty. Image copyrightLEWIS CLARKE Image caption The vessel Wight Sky suffered two "catastrophic failures" in 2018 The two incidents are part of an ongoing MAIB inquiry into four Wightlink breakdowns last year. The Wight Sky suffered "catastrophic failures" in August and December, investigators said in an interim report. In the first incident, an engine was "engulfed in flames" as the ship, carrying 117 passengers, was preparing to enter the Lymington River. The fire, which is so far unexplained, was extinguished by the ship's water-mist system. In December, a newly-built engine on the ferry failed due to a factory error, the MAIB said. Investigators said there was no fire, although Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service previously said a blaze had been extinguished by eight crews. Image copyrightMAIBImage caption A Wightlink engineer was seriously injured in a fire in 2017 Another ship, Wight Light, suffered less serious engine failures in February and August. One was caused by "an assembly error during overhaul conducted by the local Volvo Penta dealer", the MAIB said. The dealer, RK Marine, was named in an MAIB investigation into a previous fire on Wight Sky in 2017, in which a crew member was hurt. The "unusually high incidence of failures" might involve "several underlying factors", including the way the vessels were driven, the MAIB added. In a statement, Wightlink said it was "working hard to eliminate the problems". Chief executive Keith Greenfield said: "We have been able to ensure that the manufacturing and rebuild assembly errors are not present on any of our other Volvo Penta engines."
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