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Ian Walker

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  1. Ian Walker

    P&O To Reflag Entire Fleet

    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.
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    P&O To Reflag Entire Fleet

    Why not the Manx flag instead?
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    P&O To Reflag Entire Fleet

    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.
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    Wightlink port redevelopment & new G class

    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.
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    2019 Fleet Deployment

    Can someone tell is how is the route getting on as regarding the tourist and freight is concerned?
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    Newbuild Freight Ferry for Red Funnel

    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
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    Fleet Renewal - Second E-Flexer Confirmed

    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.
  8. Ian Walker

    Penn Ar Bed

    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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    Penn Ar Bed

    I personally didn't mind sailing on the Duchess Anne as I do look upon my favourite ferries. In 1994 after the Duchess Anne was used on the St Malo to Cork service. I then sailed on her to Cork from St Malo. Then on the return to the UK I sailed on the Isle of Inishmore ( x Leinster) and out of the 2 the Duchess Anne was a lot better. As Brittany ferries put back the cabin deck that B & I removed 2 years before.
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    Penn Ar Bed

    These photos were taken during the end of September 1993 after the 1st Armorique was withdrawn and laided up for sale. And next to her was the Duchess Anne laided up after been downgraded as a spare Vessel after been replace by the Bretagne.
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    Cork to Santander Route to Launch in 2018

    I wish the new route many success. If the Baie de Seine is going to be replaced I wonder if Brittany Ferries will retain her and redeployed on this new route if there is a good loadings.
  12. Ian Walker

    Cork to Santander Route to Launch in 2018

    I don know why they should reduce the Portsmouth and Plymouth services. As the bookings on these routes have been very encouraging for many. If there is a demand on this direct Irish to Spain link. And at the same time from the 2 ports in England. They will need another ferry. This économie has been a lot of people using that.
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    Cap Finistere

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    Wightlink New Linkspans

    They should have safety barriers. Because of the health & safety to take into consideration.
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    Hull-Rotterdam-Hull 11th-14th July

    Why didn't P&O registered the ferries under the Isle of Man instead of the Bahamas.
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