Quickie: European Seaway (and Larne refits) delayed.

P&O's cross-channel freighter European Seaway. © P&O Ferries.

A quick check of the P&O timetable from next weekend (when EUROPEAN SEAWAY had previously been displayed as in service from Larne) indicates that she will NOT now be in service.  The reason for the delay is not yet clear, however work appears to be continuing at Larne to make the berth suitable for EUROPEAN SEAWAY, which is significantly longer than the regular vessels EUROPEAN CAUSEWAY and EUROPEAN HIGHLANDER.  At present it looks as though EUROPEAN SEAWAY will be in service from the following weekend, with EUROPEAN HIGHLANDER off the timetable from Saturday 6th May.

Update:  It appears the cause of the delay is NORBAY‘s dry-docking at Cammell-Laird over-running by about a week, with NORBANK and EUROPEAN ENDEAVOUR the only vessels showing on the passenger timetable until Friday 5th May.  The vehicle carrier NEPTUNE AEGLI is covering NORBAY‘s schedule

Screenshot of the updated timetable on the poferries.com website, showing EUROPEAN SEAWAY in service from 6th May.
Screenshot of the updated timetable on the poferries.com website, showing EUROPEAN SEAWAY in service from 6th May.

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