Delayed vessel MIGHT be delivered in November
According to a post on the Ferries! Facebook group, Irish Ferries much delayed new Ireland to France ferry W.B. YEATS is expected to commence sea-trials next Friday 19th October. NIFS understands however that the vessel is still not ready for service and may still be subject to further delays. French Maritime publisher Le Marin recently posted an article (external link, paywalled) stating that W.B. YEATS may be delivered in November, though there has been no confirmation from either Irish Ferries or the shipyard (Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft). Smoke was seen coming from the funnel of the vessel yesterday so it appears progress has been made in readying the vessel for delivery.