Severe disruption to ferry services continues as storm Rachel continues to batter both the UK and Ireland. All Stena services to and from Cairnryan and Belfast are either cancelled or in doubt (see below), with both vessels shortly to be in Belfast – Stena Superfast VIII left Cairnryan at around 12:30 and is currently approaching Belfast Lough (at 14:10).
The following is taken from Stena’s ferry check service.
Superfast VII 03:30 05:52 Cancelled
Superfast VIII07:30 09:52 Cancelled
Superfast VII 11:30 13:52 Cancelled
Superfast VIII15:30 17:52 In Doubt
Superfast VII 19:30 21:52
In Doubt Cancelled
Superfast VIII23:30 01:52 Retimed to 21:30
Update 17:30: 1530 SAILING DELAYED APPROX 90 MINS. LATEST CHECK IN 1600.
1930 SAILING CANCELLED. PASSENGERS CAN TRANSFER TO THE RETIMED 2330 SAILING NOW DEPARTING AT 2130…LATEST CHECK IN 2100.
Superfast VIII04.00 06:45 Cancelled
Superfast VII 07:30 09:45 Departed
Superfast VIII11:30 13:45 Cancelled
Superfast VII 15:30 17:45 Cancelled
Superfast VIII19:30 21:45 In Doubt
Superfast VII 23:30 01:45 In Doubt
Update: 17:30 Next sailing from LRP will be a delayed 1930 hrs departing at approx 2200 hrs
Tonights departure for Liverpool (Birkenhead) will leave 30 minutes early at 22:00, whilst this mornings sailing was cancelled. The same also applies to the sailings from Birkenhead to Belfast. Again, this information is taken from Ferry check. Stena Lagan is currently alongside at VT2 Belfast.
P&O’s latest update via twitter (early this morning) states that all Larne – Cairnryan sailings are cancelled until further notice. European Highlander is idle in Larne whereas European Causeway is at the berth in Cairnryan.
(Update 17:30: Both ships are still moored with no further updates from P&O)
As always if you intend to travel today, please contact your operator directly for the latest information