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The over heating was nearly a month ago whilst still tied to the pier. She has a customised onboard heating system built by Konutherm which uses heat exhaust gases through waste boilers. It's a fairly new design concept which has been known to have a fit or two when first used.

There's a secondary thermal oil boiler for back up allowing for a more conventional type of use... which stops the overheating.

Her sea trails went well with the ship operating above expected performance.

Honfleur's FSG project manager is currently full timing in Gdansk overseeing the two blocks being constructed there... which didn't happen as often during the construction of WBY's three blocks.

Edited by Millsy
To remove some speculation see post below for reason
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Following a speculative remark in a post concerning the issue of possible sabotage I have temporarily removed the comment and a couple of replies concerning it. 

For avoidance of doubt I want to make it clear that I have made this deletion without any judgement on the speculation itself but purely as I am unaware of, and at this stage unable to find out the nature of, sub judice rules in the countries concerned and wish to protect the forum from indadvertent  contempt of any legal process. In the UK it would not be a problem but the status of public prosecutors in other countries is different.

On the issue of possible sabotage the word first appeared as far as I can tell  in the link to the German news source which is in the public domain.

The full auto translated version of the article is as follows

Apparently it's about the passenger ferry "W.B. Yeats ". The incident is said to have occurred last week.

Did someone want to damage the Flensburg FSG shipyard specifically? This suspicion is at least currently in the room - and makes the shipyard area a potential crime scene. Manipulation and sabotage are mentioned in the environment of the shipyard. One thing is certain: the criminal investigation department is investigating. According to information from our editorial it should in the case of the passenger ferry "W.B. Yeats "go. A spokesman for the shipyard said on request only that the company had filed a criminal complaint on suspicion of manipulation. He did not want to mention further details because of the ongoing investigation.

The prosecutor Flensburg confirmed on Thursday the receipt of a criminal complaint. It is about the suspicion of property damage, said the Chief Prosecutor in Flensburg, Ulrike Stahlmann-Liebelt. According to our editorial staff, an outlet valve on the cooling water circuit was closed, causing one of the ferry's four main engines to overheat. According to people who are familiar with the construction of the ferry, this must have been done intentionally. Corresponding information and assessments have been communicated to the staff of the shipyard management, which has now turned on the authorities. The incident is said to have happened on Wednesday last week. A ferry of superlatives Currently, the shipyard is concentrating on the completion of the ship. In January of this year, the launching was done. Originally the delivery was planned for the end of June. In mid-September CEO Rüdiger Fuchs had announced the test drive. The ferry will be used between Dublin in Ireland and Cherbourg in France. The "W.B.Yeats" is not an ordinary ferry. It is designed for around 2,000 passengers and is considered the largest passenger and car ferry built so far in Flensburg with a loading area of almost three kilometers in length.

Speculating beyond that at this stage might be unwise

Edited by Millsy
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On 09/11/2018 at 00:50, jonno said:

The over heating was nearly a month ago whilst still tied to the pier. She has a customised onboard heating system built by Konutherm which uses heat exhaust gases through waste boilers. It's a fairly new design concept which has been known to have a fit or two when first used.

There's a secondary thermal oil boiler for back up allowing for a more conventional type of use... which stops the overheating.

Her sea trails went well with the ship operating above expected performance.

Honfleur's FSG project manager is currently full timing in Gdansk overseeing the two blocks being constructed there... which didn't happen as often during the construction of WBY's three blocks.

 

OKAY ! they have not understood anything on my local radio yet !😤

Many thanks !

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