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  1. Connemara’s back on schedule, and is currently enroute to Roscoff. 👍
  2. With an electric vehicle soon to join our household I now find myself taking note of charging points whenever I’m out and about. As demand is clearly going to grow rapidly I thought it would be an idea to start a thread where we can share details of charging locations which are in close proximity to the ports BF operates from. So for starters... Plymouth - As far as I’m aware Plymouth is currently the only port that has charging facilities at the port itself. St Malo - Car Park 4, Esplanade de la Bourse opposite the Compagnie Corsaire jetty has two points, both type 1 and 2. These are part of EFFIA network.
  3. Although the new UK BF website is much more integrated than the previous version your probably better off keeping an eye on the Irish site for the latest news in the Cork routes (https://www.brittanyferries.ie)
  4. Having these as bow and stern double deck loaders will certainly increase these vessels versatility and considerably reduce turnaround times. I’m sure other operators will be following this closely, to see if it’s worthwhile converting their own Vinsentini’s (though Stena do seem to own the majority now!).
  5. The news article quoted problem with her ‘motor’, though she made good speed on passage. Unusually, she has now sailed up the River Lee and is alongside the berth at Marino Point, whilst Pont-Aven is on the Ringaskiddy berth. First time I recall seeing a BF ship up there.
  6. The 7th & 8th eflexers will be 25.2m longer than the original design. Interestingly the 9th (and currently the final eflexer on order, but with further options available to Stena RoRo) will be the Santona, which will revert to the original length.
  7. Connemara’s cancellation has made the Irish press: https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/brittany-ferries-sailing-for-300-passengers-cancelled-hours-before-crossing-950697.html
  8. A short video of the launch and float-out of Galicia (which happened the following day due to poor weather conditions) is on Shippax Facebook page:
  9. Going off topic slightly, a colossal amount of research went into the design of the Bretagne's funnel, to ensure that fumes would not enter the passenger decks, or intakes, whatever the weather conditions. Whether or not the same attention to detail is given to all ships today is open to debate...
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    Maiden Voyage - 10 February 2009

    The maiden voyage of the Armorique took place on the 10th February 2009, between Plymouth and Roscoff.
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    Maiden Voyage - 24 March 2014

    Etretat's maiden voyage, sailing between Portsmouth and Le Havre.
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    Maiden Voyage - 11th May 2015

    The Maiden 'Passenger' Voyage of Baie de Seine, sailing between Portsmouth and Le Havre.
  13. Looks like Connemara is feeling under the weather:
  14. With such a long thread I'm not sure if this article regarding duty free has been mentioned already: https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2019/0910/1075021-duty-free-brexit/
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