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35 minutes ago, TonyMWeaver said:

That is 'GNV Azzurra', she is there for annual refit.

Odd time for a Med Ferry to have a re fit don`t you think and Brest is a long way from Genoa

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She's reportedly there to provide accommodation for contractors working on the Seven Seas Navigator. She's showing as back in service on the Bari-Durres service on 1st July. AF Francesca is covering her sailings on the joint operation with Adria Ferries.

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36 minutes ago, Paully said:

Odd time for a Med Ferry to have a re fit don`t you think and Brest is a long way from Genoa

The plot thickens !!

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She's reportedly there to provide accommodation for contractors working on the Seven Seas Navigator. She's showing as back in service on the Bari-Durres service on 1st July. AF Francesca is covering her sailings on the joint operation with Adria Ferries.

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This is turning into 'Call My Bluff'. So is it Tony's timely refit, HHV's accommodation afloat or a third, as yet unspecified reason? 😀 Ed. 

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2 hours ago, Gareth said:

She makes Pont Aven look tiny.

Looks like a good backup for the Pont. Get on it BF - have a word with the owner, see if you can get a good price for next time this happens, eh? 😉 

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The only problem I can see hf_uk is with a top speed of 17 knots (according to their website) she wouldn't be able to keep to the revised timetable, let alone replace PA on her Portsmouth schedule, unless of course they plan to stick a very large outboard on the back.....O.o

Chris

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3 hours ago, hhvferry said:

She's reportedly there to provide accommodation for contractors working on the Seven Seas Navigator. She's showing as back in service on the Bari-Durres service on 1st July. AF Francesca is covering her sailings on the joint operation with Adria Ferries.

Would they need an accommodation vessel for her when you consider the size of the cruise ship, she's no larger than Normandie and had a huge refit two years ago?

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1 hour ago, TonyMWeaver said:

Apologies, 'GNV Azzurra' is there as a floating hotel for Subcontractors but is also having work done while alongside.

Even better :)  How long has she been there? They could have put some coal in her and sent Plymouth bound! 

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1 hour ago, hf_uk said:

Even better :)  How long has she been there? They could have put some coal in her and sent Plymouth bound! 

Since yesterday I believe.

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Yesterdays update re the PA ... 10/06/19 is much the same as last weeks, a return to service on the 14th ..... let's just wait and see !! .... it's getting nail bitingly close !!!

10 June 2019

We look forward to welcoming Pont-Aven back to service on 14 June. Ahead of her return, we have confirmed that all scheduled sailings from or into Portsmouth will now use Plymouth for the rest of the season. This is because Pont-Aven must operate at a reduced operating speed following a technical problem earlier in the season.

Customers who haven’t used Plymouth before, can find details on our Plymouth port guide.

In addition to this change, please note services are subject to revised departure and arrival times to and from Spain. Any customers affected by these changes will be notified in advance of travel. Please note, this does not apply to any reservation made after 6 June 2019. 

Edited by Geezer

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“We are sorry to inform you that your sailing from Roscoff to Plymouth on Sunday 23 June will now depart at the later time of 10:15, arriving in to Plymouth at 14:45. Latest check-in is now 09:30. We are sorry for any inconvenience this will cause.”

My Father just got this.

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14 minutes ago, neilcvx said:

 
“We are sorry to inform you that your sailing from Roscoff to Plymouth on Sunday 23 June will now depart at the later time of 10:15, arriving in to Plymouth at 14:45. Latest check-in is now 09:30. We are sorry for any inconvenience this will cause.”

My Father just got this.

PA's revised timings and ports for the summer are now on the BF timetables.  Revised journeys and stop-overs for those of us far from the ports can now be planned.

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Anyone got any inside information on Pont Aven?  According to marinetracker she is still stuck to the moorside in Brest.  Would you expect her to require sea trials after a job like this?  She is meant to have a full sailing on Friday!  The BF website has been silent a couple of days.

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She will almost certainly need sea trials before re-entering service. In theory they could happen as late as Friday morning, as it’s only a short hop around from there to Roscoff where she is due to re-enter service.

Only problem with leaving it that late is.....it’s not a lot of notice if the sea trials are not successful!

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You would think a good full day tomorrow of sea trials  .... cutting it fine to say the least ... it's all looking like another round of emails and alternative travel plans !!! I hope im wrong 

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50 minutes ago, James210700 said:

On Twitter yesterday, BF confirmed that the repairs were finished 

I follow BF on Twitter, (@BrittanyFerries)  there isn’t any official BF remark regarding the PA status. 

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1 hour ago, Gareth said:

She will almost certainly need sea trials before re-entering service. In theory they could happen as late as Friday morning, as it’s only a short hop around from there to Roscoff where she is due to re-enter service.

Only problem with leaving it that late is.....it’s not a lot of notice if the sea trials are not successful!

And how's the baker going to know how many bread rolls to make or not .

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