Ferries – PCCMPH http://pccmph.com/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 02:29:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://pccmph.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cropped-icon-32x32.png Ferries – PCCMPH http://pccmph.com/ 32 32 Hornby Island residents demand bigger ferry all year round as problems mount https://pccmph.com/hornby-island-residents-demand-bigger-ferry-all-year-round-as-problems-mount/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 02:29:39 +0000 https://pccmph.com/hornby-island-residents-demand-bigger-ferry-all-year-round-as-problems-mount/

A growing petition with 2,600 signatures, more than double Hornby Island’s population, is making the rounds as local residents appeal to BC Ferries for increased ferry service.

“We are watching, with frustration, other islands getting brand new, larger capacity ferries, some of them two new ferries, but we are not getting any offers like this,” said Kent Lukinuk, vice president. of the Hornby Island Residents and Ratepayers Association. .

“It will be in 2036, they say, when we will have a new ferry.”

The current 49-year-old ferry, Kahloke, can carry about 21 regular vehicles, but Transport Canada has reduced the vessel’s weight capacity at the end of 2021 by about 20%.

This results in the ferry leaving at times when it is not even full.

“And we just assumed BC Ferries was going to do something about it,” Karen Ross of the Hornby Island Community Economic Enhancement Corporation told CHEK News.

“It was a significant reduction in service levels and nothing happened. And they had no plan.

The problems have piled up as Hornby’s population grows and demand for the ferry increases, but residents and businesses say BC Ferries hasn’t kept pace.

“Now I mean, I’ve had a seven-sail queue, and it’s like half past three. It’s just ridiculous and it’s in the heat, and there’s zero nowhere to get water, nowhere to go to the toilet, it’s insane,” said resident Colin Boyd.

“In the summer, we had a 1.2 kilometer queue. I think there were 185 cars on board and a seven hour sailing wait because the ferry is undersized,” Lukinuk added.

Hornby Island has many construction projects going on and Vancouver Island cement trucks had to turn around when the wait was too long.

“They have to go back to the factory. Meanwhile on the island there is a construction crew waiting to take care of this concrete,” said Michael McNamara, owner of Blue Sky Design in Hornby and who has first-hand experience with contractors. late.

“The costs are huge and they are all borne by the people trying to do the construction.”

The ferry company posted an update on its website on Monday in response to public inquiry.

“BC Ferries has heard the requests from Hornby Islanders for a larger vessel on the route and we understand the strong desire for increased service. We realize there is a need for more capacity on this route at peak times, as well as on a number of other routes across the ferry system,” the company said.

“For the route from Denman Island to Hornby Island, we plan to deploy a larger vessel during the peak season as early as next summer. The MV Quinitsa, which carries approximately 44 vehicles, will replace the current vessel, the MV Kahloke, which carries approximately 21 vehicles during the summer months.

He continued, “The Kahloke would be switching to the Buckley Bay – Denman Island route to provide additional service alongside the Baynes Sound Connector for peak season.”

But residents of Hornby say a bigger ship in peak season is not enough, reiterating that the need is all year round. They also want a new ferry like many other Gulf Islands are getting.

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Shetland supermarket shelves are bare after four days of ferry cancellations https://pccmph.com/shetland-supermarket-shelves-are-bare-after-four-days-of-ferry-cancellations/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 16:34:00 +0000 https://pccmph.com/shetland-supermarket-shelves-are-bare-after-four-days-of-ferry-cancellations/

Supermarket shelves in Shetland have been left bare after bad weather caused ferries to and from the islands to be canceled for four days.

The fruit, vegetable and bread aisles in supermarkets in Lerwick are empty, while other refrigerated items are also running out.

The NorthLink ferry service, which connects Aberdeen and Shetland, has not operated since Monday evening due to high winds. This means no ferries have arrived in Lerwick since Tuesday morning.

The first ferry is due to leave Aberdeen tonight for Lerwick, but could be delayed. NorthLink has however announced that it will not stop at Kirkwall.

Supermarkets rely on the use of the ferry service to move goods to Shetlands.

But while supermarkets are drying up, local shops are relatively well stocked.

There are also a host of Shetland-made products that help alleviate the shortage, such as locally produced bread, milk, butter, meat and fish.

Shetland Food and Drink Association chair Marian Armitage said: ‘There is no doubt that we should be eating more of what is available in Shetland.

Meanwhile, a shop in the south of mainland Shetland said on Friday that ‘contrary to what you may read on Facebook there is plenty of bread in Shetland – our shelves are full’.

Ms Armitage said local shops – which are stocked differently to supermarkets – will often plan ahead at this time of year, knowing there could be disruption.

Some local shops have fruit and vegetables on the shelves – while Tesco and Co-op supermarkets are emptying out.

But to the relief of the islanders, the windy weather has calmed down.

The two NorthLink passenger ferries are sailing for the first time in days tonight, and a freight boat is due to leave Aberdeen for Shetland tomorrow morning.

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BC Ferries holding community of Sechelt on November 23 https://pccmph.com/bc-ferries-holding-community-of-sechelt-on-november-23/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 17:49:00 +0000 https://pccmph.com/bc-ferries-holding-community-of-sechelt-on-november-23/ Who will be there? What will it be about? Here’s everything we know.

Would you like BC Ferries (BCF) to address your concerns at its November 23 event at Sechelt’s Seaside Centre? Submit them in writing, beforehand, on the BCF website Sunshine South Coast Community Pagerecommends BCF’s director of corporate communications, Astrid Chang.

In online searches for how to effectively formulate complaints or suggestions for improvements, “putting it in writing” tops many of these lists. Other advice on how to convey your views to decision-makers provided on the Office of Consumer Affairs of Canada “Complaint Roadmap” include “provide specific details”, “go to the right place”, and “follow up”.

A review of the Coast Journalistit is recent letters to the editor and posts on ferry-related social media sites are no shortage of local issues with BCF services. While there is no guarantee that submissions to the next BCF session will influence change or produce results when it comes to ferry service on coastal routes, here are more details about the event to help to make decisions about your participation.

Conversations, no agenda

The community webpage says posting your comments or a “like” on other community members’ posts will help BCF “shape conversations” for the drop-in event, scheduled for 6:30-8:30 p.m. November 23. This indicates that messages will not receive a direct response and for a written response you are asked to email engagement@bcferries.com.

“Feedback will be collected through conversations with BC Ferries staff, as well as a variety of opportunities to provide written feedback for other attendees to view, comment on and interact with…Our real goal is to ‘hear from the community and answer their questions,’ Chang wrote in a Nov. 10 email.

BCF said the event will have an “informal atmosphere,” with no formal agenda or introductions from the ferry company or others in attendance.

Perspectives of events and services differ

Diana Mumford, chair of the Southern Sunshine Coast Ferry Advisory Committee (SSCFAC), said she viewed the event as “an information session providing their (BCF’s) perspective on the ferry service”.

On November 8, Mumford told Coast Reporter: “Obviously the outlook for people on the Sunshine Coast is very different. For example, I am currently watching [at 10:30 a.m.] the situation at Langdale, where the 8:40 a.m. is still docked due to a mechanical problem and conflicting information provided by BCF. There was a service notice at 8:36 a.m. that sailing was holding, but it took BCF 1.5 hours to indicate on the Current Conditions page that sailing was not sailing on time and has now been canceled , the next navigation being already complete – if it even goes.

“It’s after yesterday [Nov. 7]where two round trip crossings were canceled due to weather conditions affecting the L-run vessel we receive from Nanaimo for the 5:30 and 7:55 evening crossings.

Who will be present from BCF?

The session is billed as an opportunity to speak directly with the “BC Ferries Community Relations Team”. BCF attendees are expected to include both its director and director of community relations, senior terminal and fleet operational managers, and representatives from BCF’s fleet deployment and In his email, Chang said that the Overseas attendees will travel to the event via the ferry system, as visitors where possible, and using carpooling arrangements.

The PT6 submission must be “clearly described”

The session will include information on route specific data (capacity, demand, crew, cancellations, etc.) and information on the Performance Term 6 (PT6) submission to the BC Ferries commissioner, Chang said. The PT6 submission covers BCF’s proposed service for 2024 to 2028. “The plans for Route 3 (Horseshoe Bay – Langdale) in the PT6 submission will be clearly outlined at this session and representatives who can answer questions about the proposals will be at your fingertips,” Chang wrote.

In Mumford’s view, the week leading up to Remembrance Day weekend “did not start well” for Route 3. “Yet in the PT6 submission, BCF does not appear to consider that our route needs ‘timely improvements,'” she wrote. .

The head of the local advisory committee says the causes of the road problems go beyond BCF. “Add the provincial government to the equation because there is currently a service contract between the government and BCF for our route where BCF must provide fewer crossings per year (2945) than the initial contract in 2003 (2985). a significant increase in the population of the coast since 2003, about 16% BCF provides 200 more crossings per year than expected, but we still have 30.5% overloads and 75% on-time (OTP). data that shows we have weeks where the OTP is below 50%,” Mumford said.

She also noted that any PT6 adjustment will not come into effect until 2024. Her concern is that the coming year’s service to the coast will be in a similar situation to 2022.

Representatives of the local ferry advisory committee will be there

Despite having frustrations with BCF’s current performance, future plans and how these affect life on the coast, Mumford says she will attend Nov. 23. The SSCFAC will have an information table at the event and will seek to connect with residents about the work of the committee and seek new members. Mumford, who plans to stay on for SSFAC’s next two-year term from 2023, said there was no membership limit for the group, but was to be a “manageable” number. Full details about the CAF and the application package are available at BCF website.

In Mumford’s words, the local group is “looking for people who are interested in all aspects of the ferry service, not just one issue, and want to be informed for any discussion. This means being prepared to read and ask thoughtful questions about documents such as the PT6 submission. »

What happens afterwards?

BCF said it will communicate the results of the session to the public via the community page within two weeks of the event. “This report will include a summary of the high-level themes we heard, answers to common questions, actions identified, and a report of the textual comments provided throughout the session,” Chang wrote.

Event costs

In response to Coast Reporter’s question about session costs, Chang wrote, “We usually spend between $200 and $500 to organize our events. This estimate does not include the cost of staff time to plan, attend, or report on procedures.

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Plans for Coney Island ferry unknown after ‘exhaustive search’ https://pccmph.com/plans-for-coney-island-ferry-unknown-after-exhaustive-search/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 19:00:00 +0000 https://pccmph.com/plans-for-coney-island-ferry-unknown-after-exhaustive-search/

A city agency says it is still committed to bringing ferry service to Coney Island, dismissing an advocacy group’s claim that funding for a beachfront landing has run out.

Coney Islanders for an Ocean Side Ferry, a pro-ferry group of Coney Island residents and stakeholders, doesn’t think the city has the money to complete an ocean side landing project and hopes it will get federal funding.

“We are hopeful that EDC can find a federal partner to help with the cost of building the marine infrastructure needed to build an oceanfront ferry landing on the Coney Island Peninsula,” said Craig Hammerman. , co-chair of Coney Islanders for an Ocean Side. Ferry, said in a statement on Saturday.

The city has built a multi-million dollar ferry landing in the Coney Island Creek at Kaiser Park, but once the landing stage was built in 2021, a sandslide was discovered in the creek, causing safety and navigation issues, according to the EDC. All work in the area stopped at the end of 2021.

EDC officials say they are exploring ways “to keep this essential public transit network sustainable and available to New Yorkers.”

“After an exhaustive review of the various location options for a ferry landing at Coney Island and ongoing dialogue with the community, we have yet to find an operationally viable and financially responsible path,” the EDC said Saturday in a statement. “NYCEDC remains committed to continued economic development and support for Coney Island and its residents, and we welcome discussions with the community about the possible future of a ferry landing.”

The city hired McLaren Engineering Group earlier this year to carry out a study evaluating ferry service options at Coney Island. The study found that it would cost over $35 million to continue operations at the current location, over $25 million to construct a landing at the Outer Creek site, and over $200 million to make reliable ocean service to the beach.

“All options have significant costs. The cheapest option is five times the average cost of a new ferry landing and the most expensive could potentially be over 40 times the average cost of another ferry landing,” the EDC said. . “Now we need to turn our attention to putting this piece in place.”

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Why are there so few ferry services on the Black Sea? https://pccmph.com/why-are-there-so-few-ferry-services-on-the-black-sea/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 10:47:05 +0000 https://pccmph.com/why-are-there-so-few-ferry-services-on-the-black-sea/

Even before Russia invaded Ukraine, passenger ferry services between the five Black Sea countries were few and far between. A possible new service from Constanța to Istanbul could be about to change that.

The Greek port of Piraeus is a bewildering place for the uninitiated. At any time of the day or night, hundreds of ferryboats are moored and ready to ship passengers and cargo to all points on the Adriatic and beyond. Shipping agents rush to wrap up last-minute deals as backpackers search for the cheapest way to reach the Greek island of their choice. Fast food joints trade roaring despite their dubious fare while seedy bars cater to distressed sailors and never sink the world.



It is often surprising to many people that once you have crossed the Bosphire into the vast Black Sea, there is nowhere else quite like Piraeus. While none of the major Black Sea ports want dodgy fast food or seedy bars, they lack ferries. Where a vast network of ships criss-crosses the Adriatic, only a handful of ferries serve the Black Sea.

Nor is this sad situation a consequence of Russia’s war on Ukraine: even before Moscow launched its brutal invasion, Black Sea ferries were scarce on the ground. Ships sail from Varna in Bulgaria to Batumi and Poti in Georgia three or four times a month (the voyage takes three days), while (before the war) others linked the Odessa port of Chornomorsk with Karasu in Turkey, as well as in Varna and Batumi.

To the east, the passenger-only Batumi Express (no cars or trucks) connects Sochi in Russia to the Georgian resort town in about five hours, but when it comes to crossing the Black Sea, it does, even in the best of times.

Indeed, Romania, the fifth of the Black Sea states, is currently not served by any regular ferry, although the head of the country’s customs authority, Bogdan Mihei, claims this week that Turkey planned to introduce a pilot service to Constanța in January next year. Again, the target market is freight trucks.

With the exception of the Batumi Express, the only Black Sea service marketed solely to passengers, getting a place on one of the ferries that exist usually requires a great deal of patience. Departures are erratic, rarely leaving on time (they usually leave early and late), and priority is given to trucks carrying freight. If there are no more places, it’s hard – and that’s if you can find out where and how to buy tickets, information that some shipping companies seem to treat as strictly secret.

It’s almost like they don’t want passengers.

“With the help of a Bulgarian marine engineer my father worked with, we found the ferry company’s offices in Varna and waited for an employee to show up,” says Răzvan Imre, a Romanian who took a ferry from Varna to Batumi in the summer of 2021. “It was the only way to buy a ticket.”

“On the day of departure we were then told to arrive early in the morning to secure a sport on board, but we did not sail until late evening. On the way back, we drove back through Turkey.

If, like Imre, you do come on board, conditions will generally be spartan, although the price of a ticket includes three meals a day, served with minimal fuss in a kitchen. There is usually no café, bar or restaurant. Don’t expect any entertainment beyond a TV. “Don’t even think about Wi-Fi,” says Imre. “Bring books.”

Where the transport links look west

While the three-day trip to Batumi will probably never be one of the most beaten paths in the world, the lack of ferries elsewhere on the Black Sea is not due to a lack of demand. It is a region where the car is king, where everyone wants to take their car with them, even on vacation. The ferries of the Adriatic are full of Bulgarians, Rumanians, Turks; cars in tow. If there were more ferries between their own countries, they might well use them.

Michael Bird, a Bucharest-based English journalist who has written extensively about the countries and peoples of the Black Sea, believes the lack of ferries is a continuation of a larger problem.

“All transport links since 1990 have turned west,” he says.

And he’s right. Across emerging Europe – and not just in the Black Sea region – road, rail and maritime infrastructure is considerably less well developed than most analysts expected at this stage of the region’s transition. And where there have been improvements is in the form of west-facing infrastructure, ignoring north-south (or east) connections.

This is a problem that the Three Seas Initiative – a rapidly developing economic project in Central and Eastern Europe currently involving 12 countries – wants to help solve, even if ferries on the Black Sea are not (yet) part of its priorities.

If ever the proposed Turkish service to Constanța leaves port – “a ship is not a bad idea”, says Bird, who suggests that a Constanța – Varna route could also work – it will be interesting to see if it becomes something something more than a transport service dotted with casual curious by car or on foot – the fate of most other Black Sea ferries.

However, there is every chance that it will be popular with travelers. Driving from Constanța to Istanbul currently takes about nine hours. A ferry would take about the same time, but – assuming Romania and Bulgaria aren’t part of the Schengen area anytime soon – would eliminate two often time-consuming customs and passport checks.

A fixed sailing schedule and a lack of secrecy about where and how to buy tickets would certainly give her a head start.


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Ferry scandal: Residents of Arran call for Scottish Government action over delays and cancellations https://pccmph.com/ferry-scandal-residents-of-arran-call-for-scottish-government-action-over-delays-and-cancellations/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 08:51:48 +0000 https://pccmph.com/ferry-scandal-residents-of-arran-call-for-scottish-government-action-over-delays-and-cancellations/

Shops, businesses and residents of an island community are facing ‘massive losses’ due to ongoing ferry issues, a prominent campaigner has warned.

Barb Toab, of the Arran Ferry Action Group, said islanders felt “ignored and disappointed” as she claimed nearly 27 per cent of crossings had been cancelled, while new ferries had been long delayed.

MSPs in the Scottish Parliament’s Public Audit Committee are currently investigating why two new ships are well behind schedule and over budget.

Ms Toab, who has lived in Arran for six years, said the cancellations were the result of mechanical breakdowns and an “incredibly aged” fleet.

She told STV News: “We got past the frustration. We feel like we’ve been abused and ignored by the very people who are supposed to have our best interests at heart.

The campaigner said Arran residents had to travel to the mainland days before the events to ensure they could attend, making travel even more expensive during the cost of living crisis.

“We were promised essential ferries so that we could conduct our lives and business here and we were disappointed,” she said.

“It impacted every person on the island. Last winter, essentials of our lives — fuel, food, supplies to keep stores open and restaurants — didn’t happen.

“We’ve had weeks of empty grocery store shelves.”

On Friday, Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon rejected a suggestion that the awarding of the ultimately disastrous ferry contract to the nationalized Ferguson Marine in 2015 was a case of “jobs for the boys”.

The two ships under construction at Port Glasgow shipyard are now due for delivery in 2023 and early 2024, at a potential cost of over £300million, three times the original £97million contract.

Sturgeon expressed ‘deep regret’ for the delays and cost overruns, but insisted Ferguson would have closed had it not been taken over by the Scottish government.

Ms Toab said: ‘The jobs they save [in shipbuilding] don’t count on the massive losses that island communities have faced.

“It’s not [operator] Calmac’s fault. They worked miracles with a ridiculously outdated fleet. The problem lies squarely with Holyrood.

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The ferry service will be improved after a successful season https://pccmph.com/the-ferry-service-will-be-improved-after-a-successful-season/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 10:09:23 +0000 https://pccmph.com/the-ferry-service-will-be-improved-after-a-successful-season/

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Covid-19: Eating and drinking will remain banned on Hong Kong ferries https://pccmph.com/covid-19-eating-and-drinking-will-remain-banned-on-hong-kong-ferries/ Sun, 30 Oct 2022 23:30:00 +0000 https://pccmph.com/covid-19-eating-and-drinking-will-remain-banned-on-hong-kong-ferries/

Eating and drinking are to remain banned on public transport in Hong Kong as other Covid-19 measures are relaxed, the Health Bureau confirmed to HKFP.

Last Thursday, Hong Kong moved to reopen barbecue pits and scrap restrictions on the opening hours of restaurants, clubs and bars.

Yung Shue Wan ferry pier. File photo: Tom Grundy/HKFP.

The Health Bureau said the rules were “science-based and targeted”.

“Cap. 599I provides that, for a period specified by the Health Secretary, a person must wear a mask at all times while, among other things, on board a common carrier,” a carrier said on Friday. speak to HKFP. “‘Eating and drinking’ is currently not a reasonable excuse for not wearing a mask on public transport and in MTR paid areas.”

Respiratory Medicine Specialist Leung Chi-chiu Told RTHK on October 4 that the outdoor mask requirement should be dropped. However, the mandate will remain until the kids’ jab rate increases “significantly”. Managing Director John Lee said earlier this month.

Public gatherings remain limited to 12, while arrivals in Hong Kong must undergo nearly a dozen Covid-19 tests.

Hong Kong has recorded 454,251 confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic, according to the government’s Covid-19 dashboard on Sunday. In total, the city has recorded 10,385 deaths.

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Joy because the two new ferries could be bound for Arran https://pccmph.com/joy-because-the-two-new-ferries-could-be-bound-for-arran/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 07:00:54 +0000 https://pccmph.com/joy-because-the-two-new-ferries-could-be-bound-for-arran/

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News that Arran could be served by the two long-delayed ferries currently under construction at Ferguson Marine’s shipyard was greeted with joy across the island this week.

The surprise announcement came from Transport Minister Jenny Gilruth in the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday when she confirmed that Hull 802 was planned to serve alongside her sister ship MV Glen Sannox on the route of Arran.

It had always been thought that the Hull 802, also under construction in Port Glasgow, would serve the routes in the Skye-Uist-Harris triangle.

The dramatic news that she could be coming to Arran came after it was revealed the Scottish Government has prioritized additional funding to allow Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) to fast-track plans for two more ships replacement in the CalMac fleet – one of which will now serve the Skye Triangle.

They will be built to the same specifications as the existing ferries being built for Islay. This will speed up the replacement of the core fleet of ships and provide a more standardized ship type that can be used on a variety of different routes, providing potential economies of scale and increased public value.

It is expected that the contract will be awarded before the end of the year. Overall project costs are estimated at around £115 million, including an allowance for minor port improvements.

Bringing two new boats to the Arran route to replace the MV Caledonian Isles, which turns 30 next year, and the 1984-built MV Isle of Arran for summer crossings would be a huge boost for tourism and the island at large – despite being five years behind schedule and could cost upwards of £300million, more than three times their original cost.

Jenny Gilruth told Parliament: “The Scottish Government is absolutely committed to improving the vital ferry fleet and better meeting the needs of island communities. I am therefore delighted to announce additional funding to enable CMAL to launch a market for two additional ships for the CalMac fleet.

“Our intention is that these ferries would be deployed on the Skye Triangle routes to Lochmaddy and Tarbert, providing dedicated services to communities during peak season rather than the shared vessel operation currently in place. This will create the opportunity for greatly increased capacity and resilience for communities in the Western Isles.

“It will also allow all options to be considered to deploy Vessel 802 on an alternative route, potentially including alongside her sister vessel MV Glen Sannox, to provide additional capacity to and from Arran during the peak season. All options will be discussed with island communities when the time comes.

“Since this government was elected in May 2021, we have purchased and deployed an additional vessel in MV Loch Frisa in June, previously chartered the MV Arrow to provide additional capacity, made significant progress in building 801 vessels and 802, commissioned two new ships for Islay and incremental investment to improve key ports and harbours. Now we are delivering two additional new ships and continuing to work on all reasonable and appropriate opportunities to improve short-term capacity and resiliency through pre-owned ships.

The MV Glen Sannox is due to be completed next April before entering service on the Arran route after sea trials later next year, when service will be diverted to Troon for at least 18 months. Work on Hull 802, which slipped to complete her sister ship, is not expected to be completed until early 2024.

The construction of the two ferries for Islay is already underway at a shipyard in Turkey and it is likely that the new contract could also go abroad.

Kevin Hobbs, Chief Executive of CMAL, said: “This is a much appreciated commitment from the Scottish Government which enables us to accelerate the pace of vessel replacement plans in line with our ambitions. This additional investment will bring two new vessels to the fleet, meaning a total of six major vessels will be replaced by 2026. It also means the communities of Harris and North Uist will benefit from two-vessel service, a decision that will strengthen overall resilience. ‘

A recent photo of the MV Glen Sannox taken from the sea.

The bow’s 100-ton lifting block will be attached to Hull 802, at Ferguson Marine’s shipyard in April. NO_B43ferry01

A recent photograph of the MV Glen Sannox in Port Glasgow from the sea. NO_B43ferry02

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All aboard: Families traveling by ferry can enjoy games AsmodeeToy World Magazine https://pccmph.com/all-aboard-families-traveling-by-ferry-can-enjoy-games-asmodeetoy-world-magazine/ Mon, 24 Oct 2022 07:47:25 +0000 https://pccmph.com/all-aboard-families-traveling-by-ferry-can-enjoy-games-asmodeetoy-world-magazine/

A selection of Asmodee’s most popular games will be available to play on board Wightlink ferries from this semester.

Ferry passengers can choose from a carefully curated selection of some of Asmodee’s most popular family games.

Dobble, one of At Asmodeus the most popular games and link of light join forces with the aim of making ferry travel to and from the Isle of Wight even more family-friendly, and for “more people to play more games more often”, a central part of the philosophy of the company.

The initiative will see some of Asmodee’s most famous games, including Dobble, Egg Slam and So Wrong It’s Right, on board Victoria of Wight and St Clare ferries throughout the autumn. Games can be found in the cinema on Victoria of Wight and in the Teen Scene area of ​​St Clare.

As the newest and largest ferry in Wightlink’s fleet, Victoria of Wight ushers in a new era of greener travel by running on hybrid power. Both ships are spacious and comfortable, with outside decks and cafes selling a range of Isle of Wight-made treats.

Asmodee’s Head of Marketing, James Arnold, said: “We wanted to find a way to take the stress out of the holidays and make traveling more enjoyable, not only for parents but also for children. This is how we came up with the idea of ​​providing games for Wightlink and their ferries.

Wightlink Marketing Manager David Williams added: “Families love traveling by ferry, and we’re sure our youngest customers will love playing these amazing games on their crossings.

The Asmodee Playbox will be available on board Victoria of Wight and St Clare from this week.

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