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 Northlink Ferry
Topic Originator: renegade master  
Date:   Sun 24 Mar 21:28

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 Re: Northlink Ferry
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sun 24 Mar 22:11

The ferry was in for an annual docking and was the last of the 3 passenger ferries that have recently docked down at Rosyth.
Not sure SERCO (who manage and run these ferries) would entertain such a notion as much as I agree with your idea in principle.
The 3 ferries they run, Hamnavoe, Hjaltland, & Hrossey (the one you seen today) are never off the go as it is... Lengthening the route would require additional vessels otherwise the regularity of their vital service to the Orkneys and shetlands would suffer somewhat.
Personally I think it's a great idea.
Fast ships by the way... The one that left the yard today was clocked at 26 knots once it was clear of the main channel in the river.




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 Re: Northlink Ferry
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Mon 25 Mar 08:54

Could an hgv get to Aberdeen by road from Rosyth faster than the ferry?

We all hate poverty, war, and injustice.
Unlike the rest of you squares.
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 Re: Northlink Ferry
Topic Originator: renegade master  
Date:   Mon 25 Mar 08:55

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Topic Originator: renegade master  
Date:   Mon 25 Mar 08:57

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 Re: Northlink Ferry
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Mon 25 Mar 09:08

Ahh right, see what you are saying now.

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 Re: Northlink Ferry
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Mon 25 Mar 10:02

A more practical option might be a direct service from Rosyth to the islands. There would be no benefit at all in having a two-port stop on the mainland as there would be zero commercial traffic between Rosyth and Aberdeen by sea.

It is an interesting idea, but as in all things to do with shipping it would stand or fall on the economics of the proposal.
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 Re: Northlink Ferry
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Mon 25 Mar 12:19

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The One Who Knocks, Mon 25 Mar 08:54

Could an hgv get to Aberdeen by road from Rosyth faster than the ferry?


About 6 hours from Rosyth to Aberdeen for that ferry yesterday.... Ive no idea how that would compare to driving time for an hgv


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 Re: Northlink Ferry
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Mon 25 Mar 12:40

116 miles @ 55mph allowing for traffic, maybe 3 hours driving.
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 Re: Northlink Ferry
Topic Originator: renegade master  
Date:   Mon 25 Mar 13:28

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