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  1. ferrymancork

    Older Timetable?

    On the issue of the timetable for Cork to St Malo, I can across this timetable for the Ireland routes for 1994 and it shows the sailing schedule for St Malo with the Duchesse Anne. BF Timetable 1994.pdf
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    SAILING UPDATES: 2018 Latest News

    I have 2 or three of them already uploaded to the "Cork Harbour Ship Spotters" facebook page - so until i upload to youtube you can have a look there
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    SAILING UPDATES: 2018 Latest News

    I was on the Pont Aven from Roscoff to Plymouth yesterday morning (having also arrived on her from Cork) - there was a technical issue and also an electrical issue (stopped serving any hot breakfasts / hot beverages for over an hour). However the main problem was the weather in Roscoff yesterday. I arrived on her from Cork (a fairly lumpy crossing on the Saturday night) and it took some attempts to get her alongside as the wind was blowing very hard from the north and keeping her off the berth (took 3 attempts to finally get her close enough to the pier to get lines ashore). The Engines and bow thrust had to be kept running during discharging and re-loading to keep her sufficiently alongside, such was the force of wind against her, but she was still ranging quite a bit all through discharge and loading. Getting back out of Roscoff was was an interesting manouevour - soon as she started going astern clear of the pier she took on some very heavy rolling until she was headed directly into the wind. Once clear of the berth and heading north she was plowing through some very heavy and high swells and at times the speed was down to 10 kts. Before we left Roscoff they advised that the open decks would be closed for the duration of the crossing. Have a few videos of the berthing attempts (all too big to share here), but here is a pic taken at the time showing sea state.
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    Brittany Ferries Cork 1978

    Large ships (mainly bulkers) but some of the smaller cruise liners (upto 150mtrs OAL) still head right up to the city docks and its maintained to a depth so that vessels of 8M draft can reach the city quays. The "Julia" is probably the last ferry to have been docked right up on the city quays when she was laid up. The "Soleal" was up at the city quays 2 weeks ago and is due back later in the year. Check this video link of her and Midnatsol both at the city quays on same day (hope its ok to post this here)
  5. Came across this aerial shot of the "Armorique" sailing upriver to the then Tivoli ferry terminal on her first year of operation in Cork 40 years ago.
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    Pont Aven arriving in Cork this morning

    And y own take on todays arrival
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    Cork to Santander Route to Launch in 2018

    From what I have heard delay was in completing bunkering - didnt finish on Monday night to allow Connemara to sail relatively on time - "Vemahonesty" went out to anchorage on Monday and followed Connemara back in today to complete (she just moved off from being moored alongside Connemara five minutes before Connemara sailed).
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    Cork to Santander Route to Launch in 2018

    Bunkers completed much earlier and CONNEMARA did actually leave at 22:20 - destination Roscoff
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    Cork to Santander Route to Launch in 2018

    The Port of Cork is now listing her for departure at 02:30 tomorrow morning 15May with destination as Roscoff. Currently the tanker "Vemahonesty" is alongside "Connemara" bunkering her. Expected completion of bunkers is around 1AM.
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    Cork to Santander Route to Launch in 2018

    The "Connemara" arriving Cork this morning from Santader