Potential Strike Action Calais Friday 7 June 2024

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"We have been informed that there could possibly be Industrial Action at The Port of Calais, on Friday 7th June.
The “Dead Port” strike is proposed from 00:01 (FT) – 22:00 (FT).
This means that potentially limited traffic and vessels will be allowed into or out of Calais Port."

https://www.portofdover.com/news/possib ... june-2024/
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Are the ramps (and passport control and customs) in Oostend and Zeebrugge still in place and operable to step in in such situations?
Seems to be a France-wide strike (Irish Ferries at Cherbourg also affected), so Dunkirk wouldn't be an option.
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I thought Dunkerque had a no strike agreement?
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munstertillburgundy wrote: 06 Jun 2024 16:32 Are the ramps (and passport control and customs) in Oostend and Zeebrugge still in place and operable to step in in such situations?
Seems to be a France-wide strike (Irish Ferries at Cherbourg also affected), so Dunkirk wouldn't be an option.

I don’t think Zeebrugge has a functional ferry terminal. There were the link spans for P&O to Hull but you’d need a ramp on the ship which the Dover fleet don’t have. I think the old ramps used by the Seaway class freighters etc went long ago.

Oostende is a bit of a push. I’ve not been there for years but I recall Isle of Innisfree (as Prins Filip and Ostend Spirit) being tight. She’s 29,000 grt and 163m long; the P&0 ships are 49,000 grt and either 213m or 230m for the double enders. Ironically they might have the best chance as no need to turn around in the tight harbour and long run out to sea.
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Always preferred Dunkirk when crossing that end of the channel. 
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It says Dunkirk isn't affected.
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