Following a brief return to service earlier in the month for the early May Bank Holiday, the 'Scenic Lough Foyle Ferry' is to return on the 11th of May for an extended summer season, though a full 7 days a week service will not run until the 25th of May.
Frazer Ferries AISLING GABRIELLE has arrived at the New Ross boatyard on the River Barrow for dry-docking and annual maintenance. She has been temporarily replaced on the Scenic Carlingford Ferry service across Carlingford Lough by the smaller FRAZER MARINER.
The relaunched ferry service between Magilligan and Greencastle (Co. Donegal) carried its first passengers yesterday evening (Monday). The resumption of the troubled service had been delayed due to an issue with a high-pressure fuel line onboard the new vessel FRAZER MARINER (ex Berne-Farge). Limerick based Frazer Ferries are again the operator of the service, which has been branded as “Scenic Lough Foyle Ferry” in a similar fashion to their “Scenic Carlingford Ferry”. It was announced yesterday evening that the vessel was now in service and carrying passengers across the lough for the first time since the previous vessel Foyle Venture (now FRAZER AISLING-GABRIELLE) left the service last year. Today was the first full day of operation for the service which is expected to run 7 days a week from 9am to 8pm until mid-September. For more information including fares please visit the website at: http://loughfoyleferry.com. There is still no official start date ... Read more
Frazer Ferries sincerely apologises for the delay in the commencement of Scenic Lough Foyle Ferry operations. We understand and greatly regret the disappointment and frustration that the public feel. We are doing everything in our power to commence operations as soon as possible. Over the course of the last two months Foyle Port Engineering have undertaken and completed the final required work to our vessel, the Frazer Mariner. In recent weeks they worked double shifts to undertake all the works, which they completed in the tightest of timeframes and to the highest standards. The two statutory authorities, the Marine Survey Office and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, attended on board our vessel on Monday and Tuesday of this week and approved all the work. Our operating licenses for Lough Foyle were, therefore, approved by the agencies subject to one piece of piping being changed. The pipe in question is a ... Read more