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CONDOR FERRIES: Condor Liberation

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Yes, she was with the Aussie Navy, apparently not used very much. She is probably in a lot better nick and has a few more years life in her than her sisters.

 

I remember in the TV documentary how Kurt Stavis (I think that was his name, boss of Speed Ferries) said there were a lot of technical issues with the craft and Incat were over making repairs quite often. Perhaps she has had so much replaced it has taken years off her too.

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Thanks Seashore. Probably the case, was talking to someone recently and they said she was something to do with the Aussie Navy, but they didn't use her much, so guessed she might be in better condition. BTW - the 102 is just off the Bay of Biscay. Her AIS is showing Poole again, last time it changed to Southampton from Poole, now showing Poole again. Keeping us guessing!!

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We can confirm that on Friday 26th December, the latest addition to the Condor Ferries fleet – Condor 102 – will arrive in the UK, completing her maiden voyage into her new UK base, Poole Port.

 

Escorted by a tug, Condor 102 will sail past the Sandbanks peninsula (est10.15) and alongside Brownsea Island, before berthing at Poole Port at approximately 1045 GMT.

 

Her arrival will conclude her 10,500 nautical mile journey from Cebu in the Philippines.

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Many thanks for this info!! Will get myself to Sandbanks to welcome her. My Boxing day walk sorted, no 50 bus to Sandbanks.

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Not sure how long she will be in Poole, but guess she might head to Southampton tomorrow as well? Someone mentioned her arrival on Boxing Day. Weather is going to be a bit wet later morning.

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You could always say you have taken up birdwatching and there is a rare condor near Brownsea Island....

 

Luckily I don't have to think of an excuse - like a cat, do as I please!!

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Here she is. She is huge!!! Enjoying a nice hot tea in a Sandbanks caff now for a warm up before the trek back home. Good crowd at the Haven. Nice chatting to the Condor chappies. Well worth the effort - taxi cost £20 but worth every penny to see this ship. Have to say it is highly unlikely she would fit in Weymouth, she is very big.

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She gave us a salute - and her horn is very loud, much more than Barfleur or the cats!! Be ready for moaners in the Echo. I thought it was great!!☺️

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Apologies for three posts in a row, but have a question. How much would it have cost in fuel to bring her over from Australia?

 

A lot.

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