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  • Birthday 28/05/1940
  1. The latest Irish Ferries has arrived in Cherbourg en route to Dublin as this article in La Presse de la Manche https://actu.fr/normandie/cherbourg-en-cotentin_50129/premiere-escale-cherbourg-w-b-yeats-dirish-ferries_20379048.html
  2. Thursday evening's NEX from Cherbourg to Portsmouth had to return to port when a migrant was found on board. Article at http://www.lamanchelibre.fr/actualite-185707-manche-un-migrant-decouvert-sur-ferry-a-cherbourg.html
  3. There appears to be a strike scheduled for 28th April but not 30th. Follow all French planned strikes at http://www.cestlagreve.fr/calendrier/?secteur=157
  4. :I think BF are very sensible. This translation (Bing) from an article in the Normandy Press is quite clear:- "Winds of 100 km/h with gusts reaching 140 km/h are planned from February 6 on the sleeve. The maritime prefect of the channel and the North Sea appeals to the utmost caution to the attention of all users of the sea taking into account particularly difficult weather conditions that lie ahead from February 6. Across the English Channel-North Sea area will be under the influence of winds ranging from 60 to 80 km/h on Saturday, February 6. According to the coastguard, the last forecast indicates that the situation will deteriorate strongly during the night of Sunday to Monday. During the southwesterly winds could reach storm with established 90-100 km/h winds and gusts up to 140 km/h. This situation should continue until Monday, February 8 in the evening. Monday morning, already well trained sea state will increase and lows of 4-5 metres are expected in Manche-East and lows of 6 to 7 metres to the North and West of the Cotentin peninsula. Due to these conditions, the coastguard calls the users of the sea to the greatest caution. Witnesses of any serious problem may alert the Cross Jobourg at 196".
  5. You are probably spot on! The locals in Cherbourg are saying the same thing and the BF French website today still has all sailings to Poole running to timetable. We also have an interest as tomorrow, Monday we do not still know whether we are sailing from Cherbourg or driving for nearly 2 hours to Ouistreham'.
  6. This incident on Wednesday 16th December was reported in Cotentin press. Translation by Bing has usual discrepancies. Cap Finistère Wednesday, December 16 at 5.30 p.m., the ferry "Cape Finisterre" company Brittany Ferries, which carried out the connection Portsmouth (United Kingdom) - Bilbao (Spain) reported to Cross Jobourg found a suspicious package on board. 375 passengers put away Without delay, the master of the vessel decided to evacuate 375 passengers in a secure area and diverted to move closer to the coast. The crew of the ferry proceeded to a fuller investigation of the ship to ensure that no other suspicious packages is present on board. A team of clearance divers The maritime prefecture of the channel and the North Sea immediately sent a team of Navy clearance divers stationed at Cherbourg, which is projected on the ferry by helicopter EC-225 of Maupertus. In 30 minutes, the military were on area and were airlifted aboard the ferry, which was off the coast of Roscoff. Nothing to worry about in the famous bag Clearance divers have established a perimeter of exclusion around a ventilation duct containing a backpack identified as suspicious packages. An x-ray revealed that the bag contained no explosive charge and was safe. Within an hour, the situation was under control. Once the operation is completed, the team of clearance divers was evacuated by helicopter. The ferry resumed its route to its final destination, Bilbao.
  7. No problem. Barfleur was so quiet today I just hope Christmas trade is as good as the shops.
  8. Wight Sun is currently in dry dock in Cherbourg. Barfleur's window was needing a clean.
  9. Re: Etretat is born You will find a link at http://brittany-ferries.hauwell-studios.com/
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