Due to the warning issued by the Portuguese Institute of Ocean and Atmosphere (IPMA) and the Captaincy of the Port of Funchal on the strong sea waves, Porto Santo Line cancelled tonight’s sailing (Friday).
The bad sea conditions make it difficult to manoeuvre berthing in Porto de Abrigo on Porto Santo and thus, "there are not the conditions for the trip to take place," explained Sergio Goncalves, director general of Porto Santo Line.
The official also said that passengers affected by the cancellation are automatically transferred to the trip on Saturday, or another date that is convenient for them.
On the 19.00 sailing to Porto Santo, the Lobo Marinho should have carried 146 passengers and return to Funchal, scheduled for 22.30, 46 passengers were expected.
The latest Sa closures this week are apparently due to a blackout caused by Electricidade da Madeira cutting off supplies to the company according to Diario. This seems to have been coming for some while, and those stores that have remained open have made very sad spectacles. Rumours abound of a take-over by Continente, or even Lidl or the likes. Hopefully whatever happens will result in more competition and choice
Madeira-born cricketer to make Test debut for Australia
What odds would you have got for this happening!
Moises Henriques has been given free rein to bat in his natural aggressive style when he becomes Australia’s 432nd Test cricketer today (Friday) in Chennai. Henriques won the battle for the all-rounder’s position for the first Test against India today (Friday). Australia’s selectors are hoping he can have the same effect on the dry pitch at the MA Chidambaram Stadium that he did at the Guru Nanak Ground for the tour matches, where he found reverse swing and hit the right lengths better than any of his fellow pace bowlers. Henriques, 26, collected 4 for 12 in the first game, including two of the top four batsmen.
Henriques will have to use his team-mates as his support network in preparation for his debut, for his late inclusion meant it was too late for his family to fly over to watch him play. His parents Alvaro and Anabela, both from Portugal, moved to Australia when Portuguese-born Moises was one and a half, and he said his father had embraced the sport."My dad is all of a sudden a professional on cricket," he said. "Mum just likes it because I like it. But Dad is always trying to give me advice."
Against India A in the second tour he scored 33 from 41 balls including three sixes, an innings that followed the aggressive approach the Australians intend to use against India’s spinners. His efforts impressed the coach Mickey Arthur, who told Henriques of his impending baggy green on Tuesday night. Full story: