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The Ferry Man

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  1. That is a different type of energy saving propeller-rudder combination, I can't remember off hand the official name. A lot of companies seem to all have their own efficient rudders. I would think it is a type that is more easy to fit during build, compared to the Sub-Props, which look to be more easily fitted. I would think the combination would improve flow efficiency.
  2. Something I saw on the CalMac Enthusiast site - the Red Kestrel hull is based off of the Western Ferries fleet, with RF crew apparently going up to Scotland to see the Western Ferries vessels (http://www.shipsofcalmac.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13195&p=118580#post118580)
  3. Well a very profitable day for ET
  4. Barriers now in use. Will be a interesting to see a Wight Ryder amount of passengers having to ask to be let through to get in/out... especially in the summer Edit: Fratton is equally good - the station building has lost most of it's space to them
  5. So, what exactly is Eurotunnel planning on doing? Do they have enough extra trains to run additional services? Pretty sure I heard/read the tunnel is run under capacity. Surely additional freight trains (not run by ET) is better than extra lorry shuttles?
  6. Isn't this the same Eurotunnel that had a significant debt just wiped clean? I thought the point of these contracts was to move traffic away from Dover/Folkestone/M20 Carpark
  7. Also sped up as well, possible medical issue?
  8. http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/PH-GEOGRAPHY-CHB-00005 http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/PH-GEOGRAPHY-CHB-00011/1 http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/PH-GEOGRAPHY-CHB-00016/1 Portsmouth 1978 - How things have changed!
  9. Might want to update their timetable too, since Normandie is apparently in two routes at the same time from June - I assume Etretat will stay on LH route
  10. Just noticed this on the BF Site (Honfleur ship guide): and *Admittedly nothing new as such* https://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/ships/cruise-ferries/honfleur
  11. Thats is a small prop! Must be the first Solent ferry to not use Voiths for some time!
  12. https://www.vesselfinder.com/news/14664-Stena-RoRo-acquires-RoPax-vessel-in-Japan?fbclid=IwAR1OtBY0I7LUPfVyuLPTTEjz-yY-81WuLn614PH34dekRc7hUlK_AWYtdeY As if the E-Flexers weren't enough! To be rebuilt to European Standards and chartered out by summer 2020. Reading the article, Stena appear to have a client for it...
  13. 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"?
  14. 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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