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Ian Walker

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  1. Yes I am aware that the modules were constructed in Poland. But I thought most of the fitting out were already done.
  2. Would it had made sense if FSG sub contracted out the fitting out of the Honfleur to another shipyard instead? If they can't do it themselves.
  3. Brittany Ferries are experts in the Ferry business. Have a suitable ferry running out of Portsmouth.
  4. They should be another ferry company running out of Portsmouth to Cherbourg. And Stena Line could be the one who would do it. I must be honest since P&O stopped running out of Portsmouth some years ago. I have completely loss interested in them. Unlike Brittany ferries who do take a interest in their routes and have ferries built for those routes. With P&O when they chartered ferries, which were not ideal for those routes. That was their downfall. When they had chartered the Isle of Innisfree from Irish ferries. And she was the only ferry that was running out of Portsmouth. For many day trippers to Cherbourg, she wasn't ideal at all.
  5. Yes I am aware P&O are own by Dubai. I had loss interest in using them since the western routes closed some 9 years ago.
  6. Yes nothing . In turn there will be a lot of Jobs gone here in the UK. As it is this Universal Credit can't get their act together. In turn those who are out of work here will be a huge burden on the state. Because there will be no work in the UK.
  7. There is P&O , UK companies moving to abroad. What is the government going to do about this?
  8. Why not a Manx Flag instead or the Flag of Bermuda? When P&O Pandoro had most of their Freight ship flying the Bermudian Flag.
  9. When the Norman Spirit was flying the Italian flag when used on the Le Havre route. The dockers at Le Havre soon protested about her flying the FOC then. And the same thing could happen to P&O at Calais.
  10. Ok what would happen if one of them breakdown? Because that was the reason why Sealink ordered a third ferry for the route some 30 years ago. So a third ferry can provide relief for the other 2 when they are laid up or in refit.
  11. Can someone tell is how is the route getting on as regarding the tourist and freight is concerned?
  12. Lets face it Red Funnel and Wightlink are always looking over each other. So whatever 1 company does something then give it time the other will think of a inprovement
  13. This week as I was thinking about my holiday. I decided to go to Portugal on my motorbike . And as I been to Portugal 2 years ago. It was my ambition to go back there again. But as I had decided as was going to do Portugal again. I am going in mid September to October. I wanted to try the Baie de Seine to go to Spain. But I couldn't believed the booking on the Enconomie was fully booked even though it was late in the year. And as for a motorcycle and rider we don't take up a load of room. After looking on the website I decided what dates to take. So I am now booked up to travel on the Cap to Santander and I will return on the Pont Aven. I am traveling from Portsmouth to Spain. For a very long time the routes from Portsmouth to Spain there has been a demand. And even though I would like to sample all the ferries and compear them. Its good news Brittany has taken on the charter of the Stena line ferries. As Brittany ferries needed to do something about the demand from Portsmouth to Spain. I had used the Pont Aven from Portsmouth to Santander. And I came back on the Cap Finistare. By judging out of the 2. The rather liked the cabin on the Cap Finistare then the Pont. But I did enjoy traveling on the Pont Aven to Spain.
  14. No when she was sold to Jadrolinija of Croatia She had the stern door removed and was replaced by a extended ramp.
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