Sunday, December 10, 2006

Ferry good news?

I've lifted this off the Ferry Website and brightened up a damp grey sunday:-
"Refit Latest as of Sunday 10th December.
A break in the poor weather has enabled us to refloat the ferry in Southampton and we managed to return it to Poole under tow on the morning of Saturday 9th December. After reconnecting the ferry to the chains we plan to carry out routine safety trials and adjustments during the weekend after which we will be able to resume service, hopefully early in week commencing 11th December. We will make every effort to return to service as soon as possible."

RobO

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Posted by Anonymous to swanage view at 12/10/2006 03:04:01 PM

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have a problem in understanding why we are always told that the refit will take 3 weeks but always takes longer. Surely it would be more sensible to state from the start that the ferry is not expected to be in service for 6 weeks then, except for this year, (as it will be 6+ weeks since it last ran!) anything less will be a bonus.

Anonymous said...

You have a problem, I'll rejoice that it's back on. I bet you don't even use it. And I bet you don't know anything about fishing either.

Anonymous said...

So far as I remember, this is the first time we've ever been told 3 weeks. Always used to be 2, but so many people compained when it went overtime, that they made it 3.
By the way, fishing, these days, is spelt; phishing

Anonymous said...

Ask a sensible question and get a silly answer - thank you 6.41 - I bet you're that idiot I see on the ferry each day with a rod hanging out of his window!

The Postman said...

From the sandbanks ferry website:

Refit Latest

We are pleased to announce that normal service has now resumed following the refit.

Anonymous said...

When I welcomed the Ferry staff back this morning, expressing how much I had missed them, I also asked if this break was the new record.
A 'lifer' told me that it was, but beware the next one in '08.
At some point soonish, he continued, they have to rebuild the slipways. The '08 refit is being discussed, and the slip rebuild is a BIG job.