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Balearia have announced that their newly acquired HSC from Irish Ferries will be called Cecilia Payne and sail between Denia & Ibiza.

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Irish Ferries now have a new computer edited image on their homepage showing the Westpac Express in their livery.  Much larger Dublin Swift logo but everything else standard IF livery.

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The vessel has been renamed Dublin Swift and is Dublin and has been conducting trials in Dublin Bay.

Picture of the her leaving Belfast following her refit https://flic.kr/p/264QkFN

Jonathan Swift is also in Dublin and showing on AIS under her new name of Cecilia Payne.

 

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Balearia's current naming policy is to honour significant women scientists. So Cecilia Payne (who was an astronomer) joins the upcoming newbuilds Marie Curie and Hypatia de Alejandria.

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2 hours ago, hhvferry said:

Balearia's current naming policy is to honour significant women scientists. So Cecilia Payne (who was an astronomer) joins the upcoming newbuilds Marie Curie and Hypatia de Alejandria.

What about Moby Lines and their Dada, Zaza and Tommy....named after significant figures in Ladybird Books.

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Nova Star has kept her name throughout since she renamed from Norman Leader.  Thought Polferries would rename her, but they haven’t, she has kept her name from the first company she went to after leaving the shipyard.  I like to see ships keep their names.

Barfy got her name back from Deal Seaways, thank goodness.   

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1 hour ago, Fine Whine said:

Which just leaves some imaginative company to name their fleet after this lot .......🙉

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Chris, the ships would need to be painted in the colours, of course.

There's nicely renovated small wherry on the Broads called Windy Miller, think of the fun if that caught on!

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18 hours ago, zuludelta said:

What about Moby Lines and their Dada, Zaza and Tommy....named after significant figures in Ladybird Books.

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BF could start the ball rolling with the original French Hector's House - La Maison de Toutou - The E- Flexer could be Zsazsa or Kiki.

Ok... Maybe not...

Too much chocolate, Irn Bru and a rare Everton away win has filled me with a false sense of euphoria!

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