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Ferry service suspended again until further notice
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This almost certaintly can not be good news for the Mersey Ferries.
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(04/04/2017 14:26)wirralbus Wrote:  This almost certaintly can not be good news for the Mersey Ferries.

Especially with the small bouts of nice weather we're experiencing at the moment. They need to bring back the Daffodil.
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Is that the boat that is languishing in the docks , im led to believe that now would need extensive work doing to it to bring it up to standards fit for passenger use .

Seriously the problems the ferries have had in the last six months would have been helped by the use of that third vessel , it must be embarrassing to have to turn passengers away from the ferry terminals due to the lack of a serviceable ferry.
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(04/04/2017 15:48)wirralbus Wrote:  Is that the boat that is languishing in the docks , im led to believe that now would need extensive work doing to it to bring it up to standards fit for passenger use .

Seriously the problems the ferries have had in the last six months would have been helped by the use of that third vessel , it must be embarrassing to have to turn passengers away from the ferry terminals due to the lack of a serviceable ferry.

It sure is, your right as by all accounts it's pretty goosed. Merseytravel claim that because it's in warm lay up that it's mechanically sound and could be returned to service with 4 weeks notice. Some how I doubt this, and quite clearly it's never been on Merseytravels agenda to return it service in an emergency as has quite clearly been proven and 2 separate occasions now.

One thing that is certain and visible is the fact that it needs major work doing in relation to corrosion. It's a shame as it would be nice to see it get towed over to Laids but I imagine the only place it's ever likely to get towed to in the current climate is the breakers. Unfortunately the future of the ferries is just looking more and more uncertain year on year.
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One of the Mersey ferries will be doing routine sea trials on the Mersey between 2pm and 7pm Tomorrow (7 May 2020), wonder whether its getting ready for the start of a service in the Morning and Afternoon peaks , dont forget they have been in operation for a while , so could be making sure all the systems are working.
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