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  1. Do I read that right, that there are going to be eight of them......?!
  2. Is she still a BF ship (as ever she was) or not?
  3. Certainly at this time of year. Hardly surprising.
  4. The Le Havre route used to support three daily sailings in each direction by the Olau twins. So in theory there’s plenty of custom. Question is, are the current low numbers a product of Etretat’s limitations, with Normandie giving the route the potential to re-expand, or are they the new norm? Only time will tell. I suspect that Normandie’s deployment is a short term test of potential - can’t see her having long enough of a career left in her to warrant major internal reconfiguration, but she’ll give BF an idea of the route’s potential with a proper ferry on it.
  5. Surprised the strikers are bothered about that!
  6. Welcome to the forum Luke. In terms of fitting (and not blocking the whole harbour), no, modern conventional ferries are too big. The berth was designed to take the size of ferry (circa 4000 grt) that was around in the 70s, so I suspect even something like Commodore Clipper would be too big. It’s possible that something of the size of Goodwill may just fit in. Dimensionally at any rate - not sure about draught. On the subject of draught, I suspect dredging would be out of the question given the precarious state of the jetties. And that takes us on to the whole question of the state of Weymouth ferry port full stop. I don’t know whether any work has started yet, but my understanding was that the whole ferry port is due to be rebuilt as something else. It has been closed down as a ferry port and is not safe to use.
  7. Why does this affect your sailing Colin? Edit: I see - the delayed sailing ex-UK is not Thursday morning, it’s Thursday overnight. It’s the St Malo departure that’s moved to a day sailing, leaving St Malo Friday morning instead of Thursday evening.
  8. Is that one of those statements that really needs the “for obvious reasons” caveat?!!🤔😀
  9. That’s a bold statement! (We’ll probably get about 3 days’ notice of when it is! 🤣).
  10. The analogy is slightly flawed. PA’s Thursday night Plymouth-Roscoff sailing is a means to an end, not her raison d’etre.
  11. Don’t know exactly but it’s in the morning - sometime between 9am and 10am. It’s a very useful facility.
  12. The old Ardrossan route might have suited it.....!
  13. And how does the rest of the schedule pan out with this plan? (Reduction of service to one sailing per day in each direction or maintaining 2 per day with a second vessel?)
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