A Year in Review – September 2015

This post is the 4th installment of my series ‘A Year in Review‘ and features a selection of my own photography from September 2015


September

On the 1st September it was announced that DFDS had struck a deal with MyFerryLink workers and Groupe Eurotunnel to release the Rodin and Berlioz. The former MyFerryLink ships had been under occupation by some of the operator’s workers since the end of June in protest at the loss of jobs. As part of the agreement DFDS committed to employ 202 former MyFerryLink staff in its French organisation.

The Rodin was finally towed to Dunkerque on the 13th September followed by the Berlioz on the 14th September. The vessels were handed over from Groupe Eurotunnel to DFDS at Dunkerque on the 15th September. Whereas the Rodin had been berthed close to the DFDS ferry terminal at Dunkerque West the Berlioz the Berlioz was to be found in the commercial port towards Dunkerque East.


© Ray Goodfellow

The Spirit of France seen on berth 9 at Dover loading for her next crossing to Calais

© Ray Goodfellow

The Spirit of France seen on berth 9 at Dover loading for her next crossing to Calais

© Ray Goodfellow

Dover Port Control situated on the end of the Eastern arm at the Port of Dover

© Ray Goodfellow

The Spirit of Britain seen departing Calais for Dover

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The Spirit of Britain seen departing Calais for Dover

© Ray Goodfellow

The Nord Pas de Calais laid up at Dunkerque with an uncertain future

© Ray Goodfellow

Brittany Ferries fast ferry Normandie Express at Damen Dunkerque for refit

© Ray Goodfellow

Brittany Ferries fast ferry Normandie Express at Damen Dunkerque for refit

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The Berlioz at Dunkerque now flying the DFDS house flag

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The Berlioz at Dunkerque


All photographs on this page were taken with either a Canon EOS 550D, Canon EOS 700D or a Panasonic Lumix FZ72.

I would like to remind you that the photos on this page may not be used without prior permission. If you require high-resolution non watermarked copies of any of my photos for your own private collection or for publication please free to get in contact to discuss your requirements.

All photographs unless otherwise stated are the © copyright of Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos) 2016, All rights reserved.


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