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Ferry Tales October
Thursday, 15 October 2015 15:03

And then there was one

The sight of the giant fast ferry ‘HSS Discovery’ lying broken on the beach at Aliaga in August was rather depressing.  For any ship to go the breakers at just 17 years old is ludicrous, but to see the end of a craft which, along with her two sisters, promised so much to the ferry industry is somewhat surreal.

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Ferry Tales September
Thursday, 24 September 2015 14:59

Of blockades, burning tires and migrants

Last month I wrote of the unfolding warfare at the French port of Calais following the withdrawal by Eurotunnel of MyFerryLink services and the subsequent sale of that business to rivals DFDS. As predicted, that summer of chaos has continued to bring misery on both sides of the Dover Strait.

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Ferry Tales August
Tuesday, 22 September 2015 14:54

Ferry Wars

So the chaos begins! As predicted in my last column, striking French seafarers brought misery to peak-season travellers on the busy Dover Strait services in the wake of MyFerryLink’s decision to withdraw its Calais ferry services.

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Ferry Tales July
Monday, 21 September 2015 14:51

Fast ferry construction returns to the UK

Solent ferry operator Red Funnel has entrusted the order for its new passenger ferry ‘Red Jet 6’ with Isle of Wight company Shemara Refit LLP in a move that brings fast ferry construction back to the UK.

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Ferry Tales June
Sunday, 20 September 2015 14:43

Ferry Safety

Ferry safety. It’s the subject we all read about normally in the aftermath of an accident with high loss of life in some remote corner, or in Asia, where ferries are vital links for internal commerce and passenger transport.

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