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    Sponsored Ferries

    I did actually start the tread wit it being a bit more serious (I have enjoyed reading the ideas though) I was thinking more alonng the lines of "Lifeline services" such as Hythe, Gosport, maybe even Solent, as well as possibly a new operator for West Channel. Thinking about it, was the old Cowes Chain Ferry sponsered by "Hempel"?
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    New deposit price on bookings?

    When I booked I thought it unlikely to actually be Normandie. Only got a reclining seat, not sure if Etretat has recliners? I know BdS doesn't, which could be interesting if she replaces Normandie.
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    New deposit price on bookings?

    OK have to admit... I have booked a trip now (rather than later) because of the 10% deposit (I was going anyway, but probably wouldn't have booked it yet, considering its for Sept.) Nice to know it's free to change/amend. I didn't know that! Now to see if it actually is the Normandie I am going to Le Havre on!
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    Brittany Ferries BETA site

    Not a very helpful critiscm though - no mention of whats wrong with it... I made a booking fine on it
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    Sponsored Ferries

    Just a thought based from the Stena Line discussion. What about ferries being sponsored? Same sort of idea as things like the Emirates Spinnaker Tower, and roundabouts (strangely). I'm sure pictures of Greek Fast Ferries have Vodafone logos and branding on the side. Especially good possibly for routes like Solent routes or Soton - Hythe.
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    Navy to convert ferries to warships

    Going to be two Point Class vessels (the green ROROs seen at Marchwood), judgiing from this tweet: https://twitter.com/UKDefJournal/status/1094927822542553088/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc^tfw|twcamp^tweetembed|twterm^1094927822542553088&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fukdefencejournal.org.uk%2Fuk-to-purchase-two-littoral-strike-ships-for-special-forces%2F
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    HONFLEUR - Arriving in 2019

    My knowledge on economics and the like is sketchy at best, so apologies for what is probably a silly question, but what has actually changed? This new company has, what, given 33 million Euros to pay off the debts and the inevitable late delivery costs for WB Yeats? Has anything been done to actually ensure that the yard remains profitable?
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    Government charter

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47206303 Government now being sued...
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    New Look Revealed

    Agreed, I think the logo has been placed very high up
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    SAILING UPDATES: 2019 Latest News

    Looks like the Normandie may have issues? Currently still only in between the shipping lanes. Running at 17 knots though
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    HONFLEUR - Arriving in 2019

    The Metacentre is based on both displacement, centre of buoyancy and centre of gravity. A weight below the ships CoG will lower it, increasing stability, and vice versa. hence weight above will require a corresponding increase in weight below the CoG to balance things out.
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    HONFLEUR - Arriving in 2019

    I stand corrected!
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    HONFLEUR - Arriving in 2019

    Fuel will be a bit more though, and the added complexity of a free surface. As an example, for the Pont-Aven, which has a heavy fuel oil capacity of 955 m3, assuming same capacity for LNG, which has density of around 410-500 kg/m3 (https://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/liquefied-natural-gas-lng-d_1092.html), Gives a weight of about 400 to 475 te. That's a lot of weight to have that high up.
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    HONFLEUR - Arriving in 2019

    I really wouldn't want that much weight that high on a vessel - especially with free surface. Eventually there must be a way for internal storage - look at the (infamous) Glen Sannox - she has internal tanks I believe.
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    LATEST: £46,6m BF charter for no-deal Brexit

    Very true. I would use Ouistreham, but as a footie with suitcases Le Havre station is closer to the terminal