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  1. It is an outside agency and probably yes as they tend to change staff a fare bit. They are always looking for reliable staff.
  2. I think you will find that this a new timetable that starts after March 29th (ring any bells) in case there is a NO Deal Brexit to help accommodate the extra crossings for freight as per their subsidy from the British Government you will probably see the Barfleur change as well and possibly other crossings. They can't just leave it to the last minuet ( like the Government) as they have to consider all the rest of the passengers booking their holidays and their other crossings and staffing.
  3. An interesting article https://www.ferryshippingnews.com/ about the ports of Normandie
  4. I just had this in an email from Ferry Summit News (Ferry Shipping Summit <conference@ferryshippingsummit.com>)/www.ferryshippingsummit.com Conferry's Floating Cemetery To Be Transferred To Shipyard Several ferries that are anchored in the Venezuelan municipalities of Anzoátegui and Nueva Esparta will be transferred to the Dianca shipyard (Diques y Astilleros Nacionales Compañía Anónima). The ferries are: MARÍA ROSARIO (former PURBECK), CONCEPCIÓN MARIÑO, HSC LILIA CONCEPCIÓN, ROSA EUGENIA (former COUTANCES), HSC TALLINK AUTOEXPRESS 2 (refloated 40 days after having sunk) and MARÍA LIBRE. CARMEN ERNESTINA is in the shipyard of the Araya Peninsula, after sinking in 2016 in Puerto La Cruz. The only operational ferry is the HSC VIRGEN DEL VALLE II, which operates on two of the four engines. What this transfer means is unknown. SourceUltimas Noticias (in Spanish)
  5. The new Link span is not well and a whole section has been taken out and put on the quayside all this week so who knows when it will go back together.
  6. Armorique has been charted by the military for maneuvers for a few days. The boys want to play.
  7. Amorique visits Poole on Monday deputising for Barfy whilst she goes for her wash and brush up in Cherbourg Slightly different schedule for the benefit of the freight during the week come the weekend more for the holiday makers.
  8. I think it was the introduction of the fast cats that destroyed BCIF because they creamed the passengers off BCIF in the summer and gradually got bigger fast craft and did not sail in the winter so BCIF didn't make the profit in the summer to run through the winter and there was always freight competition with BCIF and Condor.
  9. Could these be Condors next purchase in a few years time??? Check out the link interesting reading and picture https://gcaptain.com/2016/01/14/u-s-navys-new-fast-transport-ships-cant-stand-buffeting-from-high-seas/?utm_source=gCaptain+Newsletter&utm_campaign=e1ba9fbfd2-Mailchimp_RSS_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f50174ef03-e1ba9fbfd2-139859729#.VpkQUdSLSgM
  10. Another Ferry company bites the dust. Nova Star finishes due to lack of passengers. Who wants to buy a ferry?? http://www.pressherald.com/2015/12/09/nova-stars-final-departure-from-portland-underway/
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