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  1. Some more info on the future for Ouistreham. Those with a keen interest in the port will know that the area opposite the ferry berth is to be redeveloped as a maintenance site for a proposed wind farm off the coast at Courseulles. https://actu.fr/normandie/ouistreham_14488/eoliennes-offshore-sur-cote-nacre-enfin-debut-travaux-ouistreham_29273546.html To summarise: Three hectares [7.4 acres] is being reclaimed from the sea, and work enlarging the strip northeast of the locks [opposite the BF berth] is already under way. Hervé Morin, President of the Normandy Region says
  2. In June 2001 Brittany Ferries announced that they had placed an order with the Van der Giessen shipyard in Rotterdam for the construction of a new 36,000 GT super ferry to operate on the Portsmouth - Caen route from 2003. This new ferry would become the largest ferry in the fleet and would operate alongside the Normandie, which was introduced in 1992, increasing capacity on the route by almost 60%. Upon its introduction the Duc de Normandie would be transferred to the Plymouth - Roscoff route and the faithful Quiberon disposed of. This would address the imbalance on the Caen route which had ex
  3. 20 December 2002 After waiting for nearly six months the maiden voyage of the Mont ST Michel was upon us. But we are getting ahead of ourselves, before the Mont could enter service there was one final formality to be carried out - the final sailing of the Quiberon. After a very early start, by my standards anyway, I arrived at Portsmouth ferry-port at 0715 ready for check in for the Quiberon - that is if my traveling companion Will had been on time! The only evidence in the terminal of their being a new ship was the model of the Mont behind the desk. Once boarding had started it beca
  4. I have to say that if a passenger's mobility is too limited to allow access to an upper bunk then that person should probably be in a handicapped cabin, not to stigmatise the person but so that the BF crew can provide the appropriate assistance in the event of an emergency or evacuation. Ed
  5. A new BF experience on Monday morning - Armorique instead of Mont (annuals and ???) My first time on board the fleet's most modern ship. First impressions: a different "look" from MSM and Normandie – but usual high standard of service. Morning sailing, so didn't see cabins, and didn't really explore much beyond the self-service restaurant and the bar. Seeing me juggle walking stick and breakfast tray, the cashier immediately offered to take my food to the table. A very welcome service, that I've had a few times before - one of the advantages of being on a lightly loaded crossing
  6. €1.5 million is set to be invested into in the ferry terminal at Ouistreham as part of a wider plan to develop the port. The eastern pier will also be developed to accommodate maintenance activities for the future offshore wind facility at Courseulles-sur-Mer. The lock gates width will also be increased to allow larger cargo vessels to enter the canal. Source: http://www.maritimejournal.com/news101/marine-civils/port,-harbour-and-marine-construction/developments-for-renewables-and-larger-vessels-at-ouistreham
  7. The Duc de Normandie joined Brittany Ferries in 1986 to open a brand new route between Portsmouth and Caen. Upon her entry into service she became the largest vessel ever to sail into both Portsmouth and the newly constructed ferry terminal at Ouistreham (Caen). She remained operating on the Caen route until July 2002 when she transferred to the premier Plymouth - Roscoff route on which she operated until the end of her Brittany Ferries career. In The Beginning The Duc de Normandie was began life as the Prinses Beatrix for SMZ, having been constructed at the Verolme Shipyard in Holla
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