The ferry operator said that its team had managed to keep services running throughout the night and Tuesday morning despite the stormy weather. By mid-afternoon, Northumberland Ferries had cancelled its 6:30 and 9:30 a.m. crossings from Wood Islands and the 8 and 11:15 a.m. from Caribou, N.S., for Friday. Irish Ferries has cancelled all further sailings to and from Dublin and Holyhead today (Friday 7 December) on the foot of a Status Orange gale warning for Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea.. The swell was huge - Commandant Hardouin had the port search light on so that he could see the huge waves approaching. When standing at the bow alot of creaking and crashing can be heard. Went through a storm on the Quiberon when I was 3. Mind you, crossing the Irish Sea in a gale in a seacat makes you feel like your in the war, with people using all the toilets, water on the floor, everyone seemingly asleep/dying everywhere, and yourself, eating a nice sandwitch and wanting to use the toilet for its real purpose, and having to hold on because the people in the cubicles won't leave! Shipping forecast and gale warnings map Close dialog In the UK, the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) is responsible for the provision of Maritime Safety Information (MSI) to ships at sea, which includes the broadcast of warnings and forecasts. ... having once been on a ferry crossing … 5 years ago. You can sign in to give your opinion on the answer. We also saw the QE2 on port side as we were eating - she too was going up and down like a yoyo. But during the trip, the deck on the opposite side had somehow filled up people being sick. m.v. Gale force are fairly average in some ares. It is when it gets to storm force (10) you need to worry your stomach might start feeling as if you should be somewhere else. I think that lends credence to your theory, Millsy. In our Commodore Cabin all the stuff on the desk was moving with the Ship, and the TV was swinging on it's mount. Lazy and ignorant, I guess) and that made me feel ill then - the combination of having had far too much to drink, the sight, sound and smell of people being ill in close proximity and, I admit, the motion of the ship on top of that. A ferry on its way to Naxos Port battled strong waves on Sunday, as gale force winds of up to 8 Beaufort swept the Aegean Sea. We have found, though, that manifestations of sea sickness in others can bear little relationship to the actual conditions, just as motion can bear little direct relationship to wind speed alone. (*We have never crossed the Irish Sea, however, we we understand can be very lively). However, revisiting the same craft yesterday evening with Phil K, Jim and Davis we all sat at the back, there were no school groups, no obvious signs of those bags and despite the definite presence of the "Incat twist" we all felt fine and had a pleasant crossing to Portsmouth. Drink lots of water but avoid coffee. I must say I've never had a problem on a proper ship, and I do recall some lumpy crossings on the Irish Sea over the years, the most recent being a rather stormy February 2000 crossing from Dublin to Holyhead on the Isle of Inishmore ... but I was ok. Fast craft are another matter, however. Both me and Andy were on-board for that round-trip. Delayed ferry sailings are possible from the Port of Dover tonight and into the morning because of gale force winds. Watch out for the tell tale wet patches on the carpet ! From 1856-60, many European converts walked more than 1,200 miles to Salt Lake City pulling handcarts loaded with 500 pounds of supplies. However, as i discovered last year, you do not necessarily need strong gales to create a very rough crossing, especially in the Bay of Biscay. Near Gale: Sea heaps up, waves 13-19 ft, white foam streaks off breakers: Whole trees moving, resistance felt walking against wind: 8: 34-40: Gale: Moderately high (18-25 ft) waves of greater length, edges of crests begin to break into spindrift, foam blown in streaks: Twigs breaking off trees, generally impedes progress: 9: 41-47: Strong Gale When standing at the bow alot of creaking and crashing can be heard. The crossing took twice as long and I had an absolute skinful of alcohol. How likely are we to run into weather that would cancel a scheduled ferry crossing and/or delay us, when crossing by ferry between Wales and Ireland? If you see lots of people re-living their last meal in front of you, inevitably you will feel sick as well. I used to be prone to travel sickness, but it's a case of mind over matter and nothing bothers me now, apart from travelling in the back seats of cars and on buses. Thanks for the replies all, we're sailing BF from Poole to Cherbourg (23.45 crossing) - I guess seasickness is a small price to pay for getting safely across but I'm so not looking forward to it if the travel pills aren't going to cope with the force 9 (having experienced sea sickness for the first time last year) - at least we've got a cabin so all vehicles should be safe! I was fine until other passengers started throwing up on the carpets (why they couldn't at least even attempt to get to the toilets, I don't know. Ferries Services Resume Thursday, December 20, 2018 Poor Weather causes BC & Washington Ferry Cancellations After a day of gale force winds and stormy seas, most BC & Washington ferry services have resumed. An announcement said they expect gales and since I spent over 10 hours in the train before I boarded I was very tired, got me something to eat and went to the cabin. The cleaners on board are very good at going around and clearing up piles of sick left on the floor by idiotic passengers that can't use a sick bag (of which there are always plenty available). My worst was October/November 1992, Roscoff-Plymouth on Quib. :thumbsdow. After arriving, the Mormon pioneers set up communities and ferry crossings along the trail to assist later wagon trains going to and from Utah. If it wasnt safe ,why would the authorities allow the ferry to leave or is it a case of buisness first? nburns2004, May 13, 2005 in The Discussion Board. If holding BC Ferry reservations on the Vancouver or Victoria sailings please call 1-888-223-3779 to secure the most updated information. Re: Chances of a rough ferry crossing from Holyhead to dublin . The best thing of all is that, in rough weather, the restaurant will be very quiet which means unrestricted access to the buffet and the food platters not looking like they've been hit by a plague of locusts. * Incidentally - and this is perfectly true - the only time I have felt really very ill with motion sickness was on a non-stop Metropolitan Line train from Baker Street to Wembley Park! Gale force 8 winds could lead to ferry delays at Port of Dover SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE BF didn't really do anything special in honesty, but there wasn't any real need I don't think... aside of course from the well scripted comment at the end... ...'weee 'ope ze weazer weel bee a leetle kinder'. It's safe, but be prepared to get seasick. I always hope for good weather, but have never experienced a gale on BF. If you really want to experience strange motion though try the PS Waverley in heavy weather! Cabot Strait crossings will be limited over the next few days,due to gale-force winds The cancellations mean, despite the best of plans, and early reservations on the ferry… Also, in Hong Kong you can see the Symphony of Lights, you will surely get impress by this great little bit of art. Thankfully the crossing was quiet, but most people stayed firmly glued in their seats or cabin as the spray from the waves flew past Deck 8. Report inappropriate content . Ponty handled it amirably I think though. Re: Chances of a rough ferry crossing from Holyhead to dublin . Anyway, i suggest you don't eat anything greasy before sailing, it doesn't go down well, made me nearly get sick. With sea conditions at force 8, the car ferry began to be buffeted back and forth by the very strong waives and gale-force winds. Worst I've experienced was a high 8 in Bretagne, ride was a bit lively but she's a good seakeeper and no problems - still went to Les Abers. Does the motion change depending on the size of the ship? Weather expert Dr Eddy Graham said today: “There's a bit of a (brief) weather 'shock' on the way this evening and tonight (Wed) as northerly winds blast in, with a gale force 8 likely down the Minch. As you said, eating in the Restaurant was great fun too First time I've ever eaten dinner with just a fork as my other hand was holding onto the wine bottle! The Steam Packet Company says tonight’s sailings have been called off in the face of extreme weather. Various yellow weather warnings for wind, rain and snow have been put in place from Saturday until Tuesday. A few people braved eating in the self service, although watching them try and carry a tray was somewhat amusing. Moving around a ferry during very rough weather can be really challenging - especially going up and down stairs. Traffic to-and-from the city has been significantly disrupted after gale-force winds toppled two trucks on Friday, causing damage to the structure of the Harbour Bridge. 8 months ago. Gozo Channel has suspended all ferry services between Malta and Gozo until further notice as gale-force winds batter the Maltese Islands. I found PA extremely stable but not I have to say as rock steady as MSM. The PA has a very strange movement though. Mind you we are all good sailors. the op was referring to the snailboat! Crossing with Brittany Ferries during a gale. I would regard the round trip to Santander in April last year on the Pont-Aven as my roughest overall crossing. 8 or 9 . STORMY seas in the Minch could spark ferry cancellations on the Ullapool-Stornoway crossing later today and overnight. 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