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Hurricane Ophelia - The Latest Ferry Travel Facts

(Ex) Hurricane Ophelia is currently making it's way across the Republic of Ireland, with a red wind warning issued by Met Eireann. There is currently some disruption and cancellations of ferry travel across the Irish Sea.

    Tuesday 17th October - 10.00 BST

    • Seatruck - all services running to schedule

    • P&O Ferries Liverpool - Dublin ferry scheduled for 21.30 (may be delayed by up to 2 hours)

    • P&O Ferries Dublin - Liverpool ferry scheduled for 15.00

    • Larne <> Cairnryan - currently subject to major delays. Ships will be leaving when weather allows

    • Cairnryan - Belfast service running but most likely with delays of up to 1 hour 30 mins. UPDATE Due to backlog, all bookings for 11.30 moved to 15.30

    • Heysham - Belfast running to schedule

    • Irish Ferries Holyhead - Dublin : departing 45 minutes earlier than scheduled departure of 14.15. New departure time is 13.30. UPDATE Due to backlog, bookings made today and tomorrow on standby

    • Birkenhead - Belfast running to schedule

    • Pembroke - Rosslare scheduled for 14.45

    • Fishguard - Rosslare scheduled for 13.10

    • Please be aware that many ferry sailings will be heavily booked for the rest of this week once Ophelia passes. This is due to rescheduling of cancelled bookings

    Monday 16th October - 15.49 BST

    The Facts

    • The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia are heading for the British Isles with winds around 80 mph
    • An amber weather warning has been issued for Northern Ireland
    • Ophelia originated in the Azores in the Atlantic Ocean and comes 30 years after the Great Storm of 1987
    • The 'real impact' for the Republic of Ireland is expected around midday today
    • The strongest winds will be along the south coast of Ireland
    • Strong gusts of wind will be travelling over the Irish Sea, heading north to central and southern Scotland

    Hurricane Ophelia

    For more information regarding potential ferry delays and cancellations on the Irish Sea, follow us or contact our customer service team for the latest travel updates.

    17 October 2017

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