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This particular Sheik of Araby has specialised in flag swapping, the Hull fleet are registered in Nassau, for the express purpose of avoiding tax in the UK, where his ships operate and make their reve

Presumably the Treasury could just reply to the request with two big letters. P and O Ed

I just can’t see them getting a 150m bailout. Flybe didn’t get one and they were UK based, P&o are Dubai based and none of their ships are UK flag

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22 minutes ago, The Ferry Man said:

I think that was the European Seaways. Don't think the Burgundy has (could be wrong) but no reason why she couldn't

I think that's correct. She may even have had an internal ramp fitted at the same time, if I remember correctly.

I gather one of the Darwins will also be heading to Leith - it seems that with all the cruise ships already in layup that ferry berths are hard to come by.

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44 minutes ago, Gareth said:

Am I right in recalling she has done work as an offshore supply/support vessel before now? If so, I wonder if she might be off to do some more of that kind of work in the North Sea oilfields?

She was chartered for one day by Vattenfal, to take dignitaries out of Ramsgate for the opening of the Thanet Offshore Windfarm. The European Seaway was used for berthing trails prior to the Burgundy coming to Ramsgate.

 

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On 18/04/2020 at 13:57, Paully said:

They also own Liverpool Airport, the aviation part of which I follow closely. I don`t know the rights and wrongs of this dispute and I suspect the fault lies on both sides, but Peel are detested in Liverpool. They, unusually, own the approach roads to John Lennon Airport and have `double red` lines down them with a camera van sat on the roundabout at the airport 24/7 to photograph anyone who stops, for any reason and sends them a whopping fine through the post. Nice they aint...

Not by the blue half, they sold the dockland that Everton's new stadium will be built on for a quarter of it's value... much to the annoyance of the red half as they were always told no.

They only own Speke Hall Avenue once it passes Dunlop Road and all that's there from then on is airport parking anyway. The other red sections are bus lanes laid by the council and are all over the city. The Police will tug anyone who loiters around the dual carriageway too as there are no lay-by's, lots of gangs in Speke and anyone with a brain cell stays well clear of Alder Wood Road. It was the same when I was a kid and I grew up in a council house in Toxteth in the '70's and early '80's.

I'd rather see the Airport owned by them rather than another of the dubious equity funds like those who had IOMSP & Condor and who own Leeds/Bradford & Newcastle.

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1 hour ago, VikingVoyager said:

 gather one of the Darwins will also be heading to Leith - it seems that with all the cruise ships already in layup that ferry berths are hard to come by.

Canterbury hasn't been doing much for a while, so wonder if it will be her?

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52 minutes ago, Tumnus2010 said:

Missed this if it's already reported, but Pride of Bruges is now moored up in Europort in Stena Nordica's old berth. So P & O completely stopped the Zeebrugge service now?

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The Pride of Burgundy is going into cold lay-up in Leith, The Pride of Canterbury is to lay alongside her. Rumor is, the Canterbury has had some of her electronics pillaged by the Kent..... so the future is not looking bright for the pair, even if the Gov have approved the bail-out!  

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Meanwhile P&O's owners, the Dubai Royal Family have altruistically chosen this week to donate 60 tonnes of PPE supplies to the NHS. Completely unconnected to the state aid issue, no doubt.

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How could Edinburgh News get the picture for this news story so wrong? Granted this cruise ship is a P&O branded vessel (but not Dubai owned P&O Ferries) but did they really think this ship looked like a Dover to Calais ferry?

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30 minutes ago, Nick Hyde said:

How could Edinburgh News get the picture for this news story so wrong? Granted this cruise ship is a P&O branded vessel (but not Dubai owned P&O Ferries) but did they really think this ship looked like a Dover to Calais ferry?

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I'm certainly looking forward to my next Dover crossing now! Bring on the Pride of Ventura!

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They've not seen a big ferry for a few years in Edinburgh..

Think all local rags are pretty bad at these things, the Hull Daily Mail frequently posts pictures of the wrong P & O boat that is based there. I think they just use the photos they've already paid for, the majority of the public probably won't notice.

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3 hours ago, The Ferry Man said:

I'm certainly looking forward to my next Dover crossing now! Bring on the Pride of Ventura!

They seem to have mounted the cow-catcher a bit too high up on the superstructure. Ed

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3 hours ago, Tumnus2010 said:

They've not seen a big ferry for a few years in Edinburgh..

Think all local rags are pretty bad at these things, the Hull Daily Mail frequently posts pictures of the wrong P & O boat that is based there. I think they just use the photos they've already paid for, the majority of the public probably won't notice.

The Northlink are the biggest ones that I’ve seen there they dock them near Ocean Terminal where the Britannia is on display.  

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Makes a change, usually it's P&O Cruises' Britannia to represent P&O Ferries, a recent Daily Telegraph article did that again but think most newspaper have been guilty of it. Sloppy journalism, can't trust any of them.

 

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