Coming from Ijmuiden, the "Celebrity Silhouette" skipped its call in Rostock-Warnemünde on July 29, 2015, due to stormy weather and the risks thereby involved in entering the Warnow. Instead the ship headed directly to Stockholm, ETA July 30, 5.30 a.m.
A mechanical fault affecting the "Varagen" could result in disruption to sailing times. The fault has developed in the bow thruster which causes additional challenges when berthing and leaving pier linkspans so there could be delays or cancellations when the weather is poor until the fault was being repaired. This required a replacement part to be manufactured to the standard required for a passenger vessel. Orkney Ferries estimated it would take around 10 weeks for repairs to be completed.
All DFDS sailings Calais - Dover cancelled after ferry was shot with flares
DFDS has decided to cancel all sailings between Calais and Dover until July 28, after one of the company's ferries have been shot at by flares. The incident was related to the conflict that has arisen because DFDS has taken over two ferries from the Eurotunnel ferry company MyFerryLink.
Crossing between Dover and Calais have been interrupted for more than three weeks because employees have blocked the port of Calais. The employees are dissatisfied with the fact that DFDS's acquisition of the ferries is synonymous with job losses.
Protesting ferry workers temporarily blocked French road access to the undersea rail tunnel linking France to Britain on July 21. Employees of the Eurotunnel-owned MyFerryLink service set fire to tyres on a road leading to the Eurotunnel terminal near Calais, sending up plumes of pungent black smoke. The blockade of the A16 road into the tunnel was meanwhile at an end, but that another one was planned for the afternoon. Traffic from Folkestone on the cross-Channel rail service was not being affected Day return passengers were advised to reschedule their journeys. Striking ferry workers have been protesting in Calais over job losses after Eurotunnel's sale of its MyFerryLink cross-channel service. The longstanding labour unrest has added to an already tense situation in the northern French city, which is home to encampments of thousands of migrants hoping to reach England. Some of the migrants have sought to take advantage of traffic slowdowns to climb into the back of trucks heading for the UK.
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