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  • Irish (ROI) ferry newsVICTORINE is one of the freight-only vessels used by CLdN to link Ireland and Continental Europe. She also offers direct sailings to Liverpool. © Matt Davies.

    CLdN Reorganises Irish Sea Services following Brexit

    CLdN ro-ro has reconfigured its services from Dublin and Liverpool to Spain and Portugal following the UK leaving the EU single market and customs union.

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  • Irish (ROI) ferry newsP&O Ferries NORBANK seen at Dublin Port's Berth 21 having discharged her cargo after it was loaded the same morning. The ship didn't sail for Liverpool as planned after sister-ship NORBAY was detained at Liverpool due to a payment dispute. Copyright © Robbie Cox.

    (Updated) High Court orders seizure of P&O Ferries ‘Norbank’ in Another unpaid debt row [Now resloved]

    It has been reported that the high court in Dublin has ordered the seizure of P&O Ferries 'Norbank' as security for an unpaid debt.

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  • Ferry NewsDUBLIN SWIFT in Belfast Dry Dock (BDD), 28/03/18. Copyright © Gary Hall.

    DUBLIN SWIFT (ex WESTPAC EXPRESS) update

    The conversion and refurbishment of Irish Ferries' DUBLIN SWIFT continues at Harland & Wolff, with the Austal AutoExpress Catamaran currently scheduled to leave Belfast Dry Dock this coming Tuesday. However it is expected this will only be to return to the Ship Repair Quay were for work to continue.

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  • Ferry NewsHSS Explorer passing HSS Voyager, which is at Harland and Wolff's ship repair quay. Stena Discovery is just just visible under the massive yellow "samson" crane in the background. Copyright © Alan Geddes.

    Update: HSS Stena Explorer’s final Holyhead departure delayed

    Poor weather conditions delay Stena Explorer’s final Irish Sea voyage. HSS Stena Explorer‘s final departure from Holyhead, which was due to take place this afternoon, appears to have been delayed due to unfavourable weather conditions. It is now expected that the vessel will be towed from the port over the weekend, probably on Sunday. Work appears to be continuing on HSS Stena Explorer, now renamed One World Karadeniz, to prepare her for the long tow to Turkey, where it is thought she will be converted for static use.  HSS Stena Explorer is the last remaining member of Stena’s ground breaking HSS 1500 class. Title image: HSS Explorer passing HSS Voyager, which is at Harland and Wolff’s ship repair quay.  Stena Discovery is…

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    Official: HSS Stena Explorer due to leave Holyhead tomorrow

    Final HSS 1500 craft Stena Explorer sold for future use. Stena Line have officially confirmed that the final HSS 1500 vessel, Stena Explorer, has been sold to Turkish buyers and is due to leave Holyhead for the last time tomorrow, weather permitting, under the escort of tugs. Stena have however not confirmed what Stena Explorer’s future use will be, though they have said that she will continue her career under new ownership. The anchor handling tug Bluster arrived in Holyhead earlier this week, with the task to tow Stena Explorer to Turkey. Another tug, Afon Cefni, arrived in Holyhead this morning. It is assumed she may assist Bluster and Holyhead’s own tug St David in manoeuvring HSS Stena Explorer from her berth…

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  • Ferry NewsStena Superfast VII © Steven Tarbox

    PR: Stena Line increases capacity in its Dublin-Holyhead service

    Stena Line has today announced that it will be adding extra tonnage to expand its Dublin to Holyhead service in early 2015. Following months of speculation the company has confirmed that it will be replacing the Stena Nordica with a larger ropax vessel, Stena Superfast X. Stena Superfast X is a sister ship of the award winning Stena Superfast VII and VIII ships which the company currently operates on the Irish Sea. It has capacity for up to 1,200 passengers and provides almost 2 km of lane space to accommodate a mix of car and freight traffic. Ian Davies, Stena Line’s Route Manager (Irish Sea South) said: “Providing additional capacity and facilities to expand our Dublin- Holyhead route is an…

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