Sailing update: Storm Desmond delays and cancellations, 5/12/15

EUROPEAN HIGHLANDER leaves Larne in the freshly applied new P&O livery, May 2015. Copyright © Gary Andrews.

Sailing updates due to adverse weather on services from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Below is a snapshot of how things stand at present (13:40 Saturday 5th December 2015). As always if you plan to travel, please contact your chosen operator directly for the latest sailing information.  NI – UK sailing updates Belfast – Cairnryan (Loch Ryan Port) Stena Superfast VII continues to sail as normal, however Stena Superfast VIII is off-service today for planned essential maintenance. Belfast – Liverpool (Birkenhead) This mornings 10:30 sailing were cancelled as previously notified, however at present tonights 22:30 sailings from both Belfast and Liverpool look to be going ahead. Belfast – Heysham (freight) Stena Hibernia crossed to Liverpool last night, and is still there.  Stena Precision looks not to have sailed last night, and is alongside in Belfast.  Stena Performer also looks to be operating Belfast – Liverpool. No cancellations or delays notified as of … Read more

Sailing update: Storm Desmond sailing delays and cancellations.

Stena Superfast VIII. Taken in the North Channel from Stena Superfast VII. © 2015 Steven Tarbox/niferrysite.

Ferries cancelled or delayed due to adverse weather on services from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Early Saturday morning update (3am): in addition to the delays and cancellations below, Stena Superfast X’s 02:30 departure from Dublin and 08:55 from Holyhead, and Stena Europe’s 09:00 from Rosslare have been cancelled due to weather conditions. Irish Ferries 01:15 from Dublin to Holyhead has been delayed, having left Dublin just a few minutes ago, whilst all sailings from Rosslare to Pembroke on Saturday are either cancelled or in doubt.  Ulysses scheduled departure from Holyhead at 02:40 has been missed, and she is still on the berth at the Welsh port.  P&O’s Norbay looks to be running behind schedule between Liverpool and Dublin. Below is a snapshot of how things stand at present (19:20 Friday 4th December 2015). As always if you plan to travel, please contact your chosen operator directly for the latest sailing … Read more

Storm Rachel afternoon/early evening update (NI), 15/1/15

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. Ex Belfast 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. Ex Cairnryan Superfast VIII04.00 06:45 Cancelled Superfast VII 07:30 09:45 Departed Superfast VIII11:30 13:45 Cancelled Superfast VII 15:30 … Read more

P&O weather delays

P&O have posted the following to their sailing updates page: “Larne and Cairnryan sailings are currently operating with delays of up to at least x 2 hours. Due to adverse forecast weather conditions we anticipate further disruptions through out the day and would advise ALL passengers with non-urgent travel to ring our Contact Centre to re-arrange. We will not be accepting any new bookings on any sailing from either Larne or Cairnryan at any time today.”