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    Other newbuild/arrivals

    Looking in the BF thread about the forthcoming new arrivals to the BF fleet in the next few years. I've been wondering whether in fact we might see quite a change in a number of ferries serving us over the next few years. We know about the 2 new Irish Ferries ships, plus the incoming e-flexers to Stena on the Irish Sea, but I also read that P & O are building 2 new ships for Dover in the next few years. Presumably we can also expect a change in the DFDS Newcastle duo and the P & O Zeebrugge duo in the not too distant future as well. In 5 years time we could have a vastly different line up of ferries operating to and from Britain. Hopefully good times ahead then!
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    P&O To Reflag Entire Fleet

    It's the same with the Rotterdam boats too. PO Rotterdam is Dutch flagged, PO Hull is Bahamas flagged. Crew of the "British" boats tends to be a mixture of British officers and mechanical crew, although last time I was on PO Hull last year think she had an Irish and a Dutch Master. Hotel and restaurant crew tend to be Spanish and Portuguese with a few Brits involved too. We've always tended to fine that the Dutch flagged boats tends to edge it in terms of customer service and cleanliness for some reason.
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    BF Refits 2018-19

    I've been on Bretagne when some of the external steps were roped off and they were replacing the steps between decks and painting external railings while on passage from St. Malo so they do do some things. Do the BF vessels have platforms and ropes that can be dropped along the sides of the hull? I've seen them on P & O North Sea vessels but can't remember if BF do have them or not?
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    New Look Revealed

    Looking at the official Bretagne one, and the work currently done. I wonder if they are going to reinstate the stripes but just haven't yet? They've only just done the one that goes goes along the side windows and the front, but it's possible the rest is yet to come?
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    New Look Revealed

    Do we assume all the planned work is done on her now externally? Or is it likely further work is to follow?
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    New Look Revealed

    Yes it does. When you look at the site they have Bretagne in new colours but with stripes...
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    Brexit effect on BF

    And surely Bretagne is probably the vessel you look to least bar Nex to increase freight capacity..
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    Government charter

    There is a Dutch registered dredger in Ramsgate harbour as we speak though which appears to be there to work as it's restricted manoeuvrability...
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    Brexit effect on BF

    Any spare ferries lying around? Oscar Wilde for Roscoff?
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    Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas everyone. 2018 was a BF free year for me but will be back on board Armorique in 2019 as a minimum. All the best to everyone on here.
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    BF Confirm Charter of 'E-Flexer'

    If true then we can't be too far off an announcement surely? By all accounts it sounds as if Bretagne will need a decent refit if she's to go for much longer?
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    New Look Revealed

    Looking at the rest of the fleet to be done. Cap will look pretty much the same, very little to change, I think she'll look good. Normandie and Barfleur should also wear it well. Not so sure it will fit MSM so well though..be interesting to see.
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    New Look Revealed

    Have they just painted the bit where the logo has gone? You can see the difference in tones. She looks so odd without the stripes.
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    P&O major incident declared

    She was back to work last night so can't be too bad? Think Epsilon was sidelined for a few days when her load "slipped" a few years ago. This confined to vehicles term is just odd though..more in link. https://m.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/cars-crushed-and-lorries-tossed-about-like-toys-on-larne-to-cairnryan-ferry-37639963.html
  15. W.B Yeats is in Rosslare now, presumably for berthing trials, so maybe they are considering it? Although as she was passing they might as well I suppose.
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    P&O major incident declared

    Latest on BBC says it happened mid-crossing which makes a bit more sense.. "Lorry driver Niall Mcerlean said "all the wrecking took place" about halfway through the journey."
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    P&O major incident declared

    Pictures did show one of the trucks that had toppled next to a low point in the hull that could have funelled wind through it and started a domino effect. But yes, some serious wind to do that I reckon
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    DFDS SEAWAYS: News & Updates

    You can book Princess later on in the year so don't think that's it
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    DFDS SEAWAYS: News & Updates

    I think @jonno has mentioned on here in another thread that space is very limited in ijmuiden, hence why tugs are often used. She's on her way now. 7.4 knots, will see how she picks up when she gets further south. The P & O and Stena line Humber southbound vessels are all doing around 17.5knots, it still seems a slow crossing to me, I know winds are strong up in the north east. 4.5 hrs late leaving but 6 -7 arriving, wonder if she has power issues, she's in dry dock early next year or maybe it's purely weather related.
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    DFDS SEAWAYS: News & Updates

    Princess Seaways is leaving North Shields for Holland at 21:30 rather than the normal 17:00 due to the weather. ETA of 16.30 too...Never sailed on her, but she seems to not handle the rough weather as well as King, all P & O North Sea sailings gone to time. Lumpy night out in the north sea tonight!
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    Armorique hits dock in Roscoff

    Wonder if they're "just in case" seeing how quickly they could get Bretagne back out..
  22. This has come up slightly in the new look thread, and I wondered what people's definitions were of a sister ship? I can think of 3 good examples of identical sisters - P & O 's Spirits, Pride of Hull/Rotterdam, and the Harwich Stena boats. However there are plenty of other examples that could be defined as sisters or near sisters that are very, very similar, but not identical. e.g. DFDS King/Princess Seaways (although as built they would be sisters), P & O Pride of York/Bruges, various of the Visentini as seen in the differences between Connemara and Etretat..
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    Other newbuild/arrivals

    If they're so similar, and the current ones are a good age then what's driving the replacement of them?
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    A weekend on the high seas...

    Did you spend most of the day with sea legs? I always hate that after a bumpy crossing. Any notable improvements to PA interior following the refit?
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    BF Refits 2018-19

    Was it not a scheduled service?
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