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  1. With the regions of Brittany & Normandie pledging an additional 85M euros.
  2. sauvonslabrittany.bzh Local councillors in Brittany have launched a petition asking the state to help Brittany Ferries through its 'temporary crisis'.
  3. Andy

    Drakes Island

    Has anyone been out to the Island since they started running tours? It's certainly on my bucket list! https://drakes-island.com/visit-the-island
  4. A couple of shots of Pont-Aven's last departure from Portsmouth for a while 😢
  5. Worth mentioning that M&S have also now started stocking some of the Picard frozen range.
  6. Bretagne has departed St Malo on her last commercial sailing for the year, before heading to Le Havre overnight to layup for the winter. 😪
  7. A preview of this book is now available online, which is due to be published at the end of the month. https://www.ferrypubs.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/digitalbooks/BF Creating/BF Creating.html I knew BF had toyed with the idea of entering the cruise industry, but I hadnt realised it had progressed as far as the Armorique operating a trial cruise to Portugal, Morocco and the Canaries! Will make for an interesting read.
  8. The interim report into the Pont-Aven fire has been published by BEA-Mer (the French equivalent of the MAIB). http://www.bea-mer.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/IMG/pdf/beamer-fr_pont-aven_2019.pdf This clearly highlights the importance and value of investing in safety systems and training, with the crew being commended for their prompt professional action.
  9. Once Galicia enters service, I expect she will take over those sailings currently scheduled to be operated by the Pont-Aven, which will be rested until the March timetable comes into effect. Unless she’s drafted in to cover elsewhere of course, nothing’s fixed in the current climate!
  10. This photo was taken of her yesterday. Aside from the company logo having been painted over, it doesn’t look like any further work has taken place yet.
  11. I don’t believe that the LNG refuelling infrastructure has been completed in either Bilbao or Santander yet, which will need to be in place before the Salamanca enters service. Here’s a video of the handover ceremony: IMG_9646.mp4
  12. Don't forget Irish Ferries ran out of Roscoff with 'Normandy', which was flagged in the Bahamas. However, I'm sure the local authorities will want to support BF wherever they can and would not welcome cheaper competition in the current climate, at the expense of French jobs.
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