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17 hours ago, Cabin-boy said:

I think it's the port again. They are suspending weekend crossings for several weeks due to engineering work.

I think it's this project to renovate the fishing-boat pontoons, gangways and dredge the access channel. 

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.tendanceouest.com/amp-303927-bientot-des-travaux-dans-le-port-de-peche-du-havre.html&ved=2ahUKEwj4ooer05jgAhVEAmMBHRc3AYcQFjAIegQIChAB&usg=AOvVaw0xanPwlw3ocC8oKsto4BXx&ampcf=1

Ed. 

I’m slightly surprised, given that this is nothing to do with industrial relations, that they didn’t divert the Le Havre sailings to Cherbourg.

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Due to strike action in the port of St.Malo Monday's (4th Feb) Portsmouth/St Malo sailing has been diverted to Roscoff, arriving at 09.00

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That's an interesting diversion. Have they ever done that before? They must be assuming that, as Armorique is away at the moment, most of the passengers are heading for Brittany rather than lower Normandy. Ed. 

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Just now, Cabin-boy said:

That's an interesting diversion. Have they ever done that before? They must be assuming that, as Armorique is away at the moment, most of the passengers are heading for Brittany rather than lower Normandy. Ed. 

Shouldn't make assumptions😂

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1 hour ago, Andy said:

Due to strike action in the port of St.Malo Monday's (4th Feb) Portsmouth/St Malo sailing has been diverted to Roscoff, arriving at 09.00

@Fine Whine you better get the shop open 😉

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Looks like Pont Aven is returning quite slowly to St Malo.  And Commodore Goodwill is just docking in the usual berth according to MarineTraffic.

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1 hour ago, Andy said:

Due to strike action in the port of St.Malo Monday's (4th Feb) Portsmouth/St Malo sailing has been diverted to Roscoff, arriving at 09.00

Good to see the Roscoff linkspan has been fixed. Armorique now has an opportunity to practice berthing in Roscoff following here work on the Portsmouth routes, and with the new linkspan that has been installed; ahead of the beginning of her almost daily call ins into Roscoff. 

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2 hours ago, Cabin-boy said:

That's an interesting diversion. Have they ever done that before? They must be assuming that, as Armorique is away at the moment, most of the passengers are heading for Brittany rather than lower Normandy. Ed. 

Yes it is.  Interesting in two ways - the choice of destination, and the fact that they are laying on a diversion at all (as opposed to cancelling), given that the reason is industrial action at St Malo.

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1 hour ago, Gareth said:

Yes it is.  Interesting in two ways - the choice of destination, and the fact that they are laying on a diversion at all (as opposed to cancelling), given that the reason is industrial action at St Malo.

Is it crew change day ?

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50 minutes ago, David Williams said:

Is it crew change day ?

Or are they taking the chance to try out the Linkspan?

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5 hours ago, Solo said:

Or are they taking the chance to try out the Linkspan?

That is what I expect. Link span works won't be cheap, anyone wanna give a guess of the cost? 

Recent Crew Changes have either happened in Brest or using the gangway. 

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Armorique’s departure from Plymouth last night was delayed until the early hours this morning, with arrival in Roscoff due 1300 today.

More weather cancellations on Portsmouth-Le Havre, and delays to Cherbourg anf Bilbao.

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26 minutes ago, Paully said:

Didnt realise that Border Force had the contract in Ouisterham as well 🤣

Yes I know its Ouistreham..left it too late to edit

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16 hours ago, Cabin-boy said:

Lets hope the sole Douanier was’nt the black spaniel with the loud excitable bark. He would have upset a few on here! 🤣

 

Dirty dumb animals know your places . 

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43 minutes ago, The Ferry Man said:

Also sped up as well, possible medical issue?

On her way again now after turning around apposite St Helens, SAR chopper perhaps?

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There will be timetable changes in Plymouth on Tuesday. I don't recall seeing that reason cited before. Ed. 

PLYMOUTH TO ROSCOFF / ROSCOFF TO PLYMOUTH

Monday 25 February 2019 – Roscoff to Plymouth at 22:00 We are sorry to advise that due to naval movements in the port of Plymouth on Tuesday morning, the ship will now arrive at the earlier time of 07:40. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Wednesday 27 February 2019 – Roscoff to Plymouth at 2200 We are sorry to advise that due to naval movements in the port of Plymouth on Thursday morning, the ship will now arrive at the earlier time of 07:10. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Ed

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From my daily email from the Queen's Harbour Master at Plymouth:

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Thursday 28 February 2019

LW 06:03 2.2m, HW 12:37 4.2m, LW 18:39 2.3m, HW 0m
-8% Mean Springs
Sunrise 07:03, Sunset 17:56


Ser    Time    Ship    From    To    Method    Remarks
1    0645    ARMORIQUE    SEA    MB    OP    
2    0700    ARGUS    D BUOY            BTX
3    0730    KENT    ANCHOR 7    SEA    OP    BTX
4    0730    GRONINGEN    ANCHOR 14    SEA    OP    BTX
5    0745    MONMOUTH    ANCHOR 2    SEA    OP    BTX
6    0745    IVER HUITFELDT    ANCHOR 6    SEA    OP    BTX
7    1200    BARGE JML35    VW    YBJ        
8    1400    BARGE JML35    YBJ    VW        
9    1545    KENT    SEA    ANCHOR 14    OP    BTX
10    1630    MONMOUTH    SEA    ANCHOR 2    OP    BTX
11    1645    KENT    ANCHOR 14            BTX
12    1700    GRONINGEN    SEA    ANCHOR 7    OP    BTX
13    1700    IVER HUITFELDT    SEA    ANCHOR 6    OP    BTX
14    1715    ARGUS    D BUOY            BTX
15    1730    KENT    ANCHOR 14    SEA    OP    
16    2000    GRONINGEN    ANCHOR 7            BTX
17    2200    ARMORIQUE    MB    SEA    OP    

Looks a tad busy.

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