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Apologies at continuing the digression, I thought this might be helpful to anyone who is uncertain about how anchors work.

Although Tristan is a superyacht skipper, and is replying to comments on a previous post, his explanation is simple: it's the length and weight of chain that matters.

HTH - and Happy New Year

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No clear signs of any damage to Galicia today. There's possibly a slight scuff halfway up the white on the port stern corner, and maybe where the transom joins the main structure and belting.  

In which case you wouldn't need an anchor then! The anchor and chain work together to absorb loading by the anchored vessel and it's obviously best if the sresses are all in a straight line if po

Older ships would not have had Chinese ropes mooring them. Remember it's also made of Chinese Steel😞 

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7 minutes ago, Tumnus2010 said:

Re: Electro-magnetic mooring. Is that what Stena use at Cairnryan? 

TTS fitted an automated hydraulic system. I have it in as copy of the Maritime Journal. They're only available online now so I'm sure a quick google should find something?

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On 28/12/2020 at 00:28, jonno said:

Anyone know what PIP's emission rules are for the ferries on the berth?

I know Dublin has banned the use of open loop scrubbers... which are fitted to Galicia. 

 

I'm afraid you have been mis-informed.

The GALICIA has closed loop scrubbers.  https://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/hola-galicia/technically-more-efficient

They come from Yara Marine https://yaramarine.com/sox-scrubber/operational-designs-open-closed-and-hybrid/

I've found that ferry companies tend to be pretty keen to use very accurate wording in talking about their environmental efforts due to the detrimental reputational damage if the wrong message gets out.  The Environment is such a big issue right now (Greta anyone?) I guess we can see why don't want mistruths.

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10 hours ago, RickOShea said:

I'm afraid you have been mis-informed.

The GALICIA has closed loop scrubbers.  https://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/hola-galicia/technically-more-efficient

They come from Yara Marine https://yaramarine.com/sox-scrubber/operational-designs-open-closed-and-hybrid/

I've found that ferry companies tend to be pretty keen to use very accurate wording in talking about their environmental efforts due to the detrimental reputational damage if the wrong message gets out.  The Environment is such a big issue right now (Greta anyone?) I guess we can see why don't want mistruths.

Thanks G.

Would I be right in assuming that neither Embla, Estrid or Edda have either closed or open loop scrubbers fitted due to the LSS they charge?

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2 hours ago, jonno said:

Thanks G.

Would I be right in assuming that neither Embla, Estrid or Edda have either closed or open loop scrubbers fitted due to the LSS they charge?

The Stena Line Irish Sea eflexers are "scrubber ready" but don't have scrubbers as that's not the Irish Sea strategy (for now at least).

 

 

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