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  • Ferry NewsIrish Ferries ISLE OF INISHMORE approaches Dover Eastern Docks for the first time on the morning of Saturday June 19, 2021. Image: © George Holland.

    Irish Ferries’ Isle of Inishmore Undertakes Trials at Dover and Calais

    Irish Ferries new Dover - Calais ferry ISLE OF INISHMORE arrived at Dover for the first time on Saturday June 19

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  • Ferry NewsMyFerryLink ferries Berlioz and Rodin sold to DFDS

    Calais update: Overview of the current situation with DFDS and MyFerryLink.

    Still no DFDS Calais sailings, MyFerryLink ships laid up. The strike by MyFerryLink workers following the sale of the ferries Rodin and Berlioz to DFDS, and the decision by Eurotunnel not to renew their employment contract, entered its third successive week today.  MyFerryLink workers continue to occupy the two vessels, in protest at the sale of the vessels by Eurotunnel to the Danish company.  Both Groupe Eurotunnel and DFDS have rejected talks in Paris about the situation, due to the ships still being occupied.  However, it is believed that the French government are renewing efforts to establish round table talks. There have been conflicting reports that the ships themselves may have been sabotaged by the crews.  What is known for certain…

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  • Ferry NewsMyFerryLink ferries Berlioz and Rodin sold to DFDS

    Official: Eurotunnel to sell Rodin and Berlioz to DFDS.

    DFDS to operate ex SeaFrance vessels Berlioz and Rodin from July 2nd The brief but controversial history of English Channel operator MyFerryLink appears to be entering its final chapter.  Eurotunnel have confirmed that they have agreed the terms and conditions for the sale of the ships Rodin and Berlioz on a let to buy basis.  The operation of the 3 year old MyFerryLink service has been subject to a long running legal battle in the English courts, following its formation from the ashes of what had been SeaFrance. At present the entire MyFerryLink fleet of 3 ships appears to have been laid up at Calais, whilst in Dover both Calais Seaways (ex Prins Filip, P&OSL Aquitaine, etc) and Malo Seaways (ex Stena Nordica,…

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