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  1. richwarwicker

    Should Stena Line come back to the Channel?

    Even under UK rules public funded subsidies aren’t allowed when there is a fully commercial competitor. Assuming said rule applies to ferries as it does every other industry.
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    Should Stena Line come back to the Channel?

    I haven’t voted nor seen the thread until now, but greyed out suggesting I’ve voted. Is there a software bug? Anyway are we talking economically or just fantasy? It will make no economical sense, and like the bus industry in most areas any competition would be commercial suicide.
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    Portsmouth Harbour - Barriers Installed

    If you’ve got a railcard, it’s certainly cheaper to buy a rail ticket Portsmouth & Southsea to Ryde Esplanade than just the ferry return, anytime day single is £11.10 and anytime day return is £14.45 with railcard discount.
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    Portsmouth Harbour - Barriers Installed

    Apparently it’s a franchise commitment to install them (but nothing about using them), The railway company has said they won’t be operational until a plan is in place for ferry passengers to have free movement.
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    (Yet) Another Red funnel crash

    I’ve heard from local sources, albeit none formally verified that a small craft ran across her bow and she had to take avoiding action,
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    Yesterday's chaos

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    PS Ryde

    It’s too far past it in my opinion, baked bean cans will be the only thing she’ll restore this too!
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    Yesterday's chaos

    So it seems the gossip was correct. Surely heads will roll over this considerable failing,
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    Yesterday's chaos

    I was one of the affected although not badly compared to others, gossip round the terminal was that St Clare’s seaworthy certificate expired on 4th October and it was noticed around lunchtime. They couldn’t move her without an MCA representative present so she was blocking a link span for a while. I was hoping to get her to travel home to have a look at the certificates as they have to be displayed. If the current certificate was issued on Friday or Saturday it would verify this “gossip”. The gossip was that she was being inspected Saturday morning and would be back in service by Saturday lunchtime, I ended up coming back on St Cecelia so couldn’t check the certificate. I got on a heavily delayed service at 1am. There were people left behind at 1am who’d been waiting since 4pm. The next sailing would have been 3am.
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    Cork to Santander Route to Launch in 2018

    That reviewer is clearly someone with realistic expectations or researched the ferry, taking board games and books for the journey. They were occupied and found the trip positive.
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    HOVERTRAVEL: New Hovercraft

    Yesterday morning I had intended using the hovercraft back from Ryde, but was informed of a 3 hour wait. I opted for The Cat instead.
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    Former Coutances sinks

    Only 2 years out of service and looks like that. She couldn’t have been in good nick last time she ran!
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    Greek Ferry Fire

    I’ve been to Crete maybe 15 times over the last 10 years and can only second what you’ve said,
  14. richwarwicker

    New Fuel Pump Labelling.

    So what difference does E10 make against E5? My Zafira is compatible. On the diesel front, my bmw has a sticker on the inside of the filler cap DO NOT USE BIODIESEL.
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    Is queuing a thing of the past?

    Yes I remember that. You have to question someone’s state of mind if they think the Lynher 2 is a ferry to France,