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Nick Hyde

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  1. Not until Sep 1983 though. I went on the Dana Regina as a child from Harwich in Aug 1983. Little did I know at the time this excellent ship wss soon to leave this route!
  2. Just came across an image of the 1983 DFDS timetable from 1983. I used to own this timetable but lost it with loads of other old DFDS brochures!! When the operation was at its very best with loads of UK North Sea routes and really great looking ships. And still operating under DFDS Tor Line, DFDS Prins Ferries and DFDS Danish Seaways brands.
  3. So is Stena Vinga coming to Condor then?
  4. I guess we all have to be thankful that Brittany Ferrries is still here in what must be a horrendous time cash flow wise. While e-flexers are a little dull at least they are safeguarding the company's future. Remember when DFDS didn't have an active fleet replacement strategy for its North Sea passenger business to Scandinavia, it eventually died. Of course it was not the only reason, but it was one of them.
  5. New director from Brittany Ferries as new Condor MD.
  6. Aren't they only a few metres above water at full height? So they would or could hit obstacles.
  7. Surely though if this concept proves commercially feasible, logic would suggest much bigger car carrying craft would be on the horizon? After all this was the aim before with earlier concepts and route proposals.
  8. The fact that they've signed a letter of intent suggests they are pretty serious on this, but I pray this never sees the light of day! I love ferries for what they are, a leisurely relaxing way of travel. I can remember back in 1993 the Sunday Times ran a story that these wing in ground effect craft were going to be running from Dover to Calais by 1995! However as I said this proposal looks more credible. And is yet another threat to traditional ferry travel. The fast ferry concept nearly changed everything and promised to replace all conventional passenger ferries in the 90s but never quite managed it.
  9. The Times ran this story on P&O today. I guess like last time, everything will be OK in the end. I'm hoping so.
  10. Yep sailed on Eurpoa in 1996 and was won over by this ship. Very futuristic design too, especially back then.
  11. Saw this in the Bailiwick Express Jersey news.
  12. With Guernsey from July the plan is I believe for a test on arrival with no need to quarantine. But this is of course subject to change, especially I imagine with concerns over the Covid Indian variant. There is a States of Guernsey Covid briefing today at 1pm today. The briefing is a bit like the one's Boris does, with Guernsey's chief minister leading it. You can watch it live via the States of Guernsey Facebook page. They will be providing further updates on travel then.
  13. I'm not totally sure on international travel to Guernsey and red and greem traffic lights. But from UK to Guernsey restrictions should be loosened dramatically by 1st July.
  14. Yes I think Condor need to trim in their services in light of Covid and its massive inpact on revenues last year. See this screenshot from a news story on ITV Channel TV website.
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