Cancellations of Rapide services to St Malo

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CONDOR Rapide services to France on Wednesday have been cancelled.

Condor Rapide has spent longer in dry dock than expected

Passengers have faced major disruption over recent days after the vessel spent longer than expected in dry dock in the UK. The delay was caused by stevedore strikes in St Malo forcing the vessel to enter dry dock in Falmouth later than anticipated, and poor weather delaying it being refloated.

Condor Liberation and the conventional passenger and freight ferry, Commodore Clipper, have provided cover.

The operator announced that Wednesday’s services had also been cancelled but the vessel was expected to return to service on Friday.

In a statement, they said: ‘Passengers are being contacted by our contact centre and offered either a full refund or transfer to the next available sailing. Passengers due to travel between the Channel Islands and St Malo will be able to take the services on Friday 16 February.

‘Additional maintenance has been completed in dock and, coupled with adverse weather in the English Channel, means Rapide will reposition to St Malo in time to resume her schedule on Friday.

‘We do apologise for the inconvenience this has caused but anticipate that Rapide’s return to service will enable passengers to complete their half-term travel as planned.’

Richard Heath

By Richard Heath


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