Customs strike: Ferry services rescheduled
FAST ferry services between the Channel Islands and France on Monday have been rescheduled due to industrial action by Customs staff.
The two departures from St Malo to Jersey on Monday at 8 am and 12.30 pm are being combined into one sailing at 11.50 am and re-routed via Guernsey to allow passengers to arrive in Jersey after clearing Customs in St Peter Port.
The revised routing will therefore see Condor Liberation operate from Jersey to St Malo, St Malo to Guernsey, Guernsey to Jersey, Jersey to Guernsey and then onto Poole.
Paul Luxon, Condor Ferries’ chief executive, said the disruption was frustrating and inconvenient for passengers but the alternative arrangements being put in place would ensure the majority reach their intended destination on the same day.
‘We are disappointed that the action being taken at such short notice is affecting the travel of our passengers.
‘Condor is endeavouring to offer our customers the best possible alternative options in face of this disruption through third party industrial action.’
No other Condor sailings are affected by the industrial action and the company is working with the Ports of Jersey to minimise the disruption.