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Channel ferry services disrupted by Calais blockade

Ferry services suspended due to industrial action at Port of Calais Credit: Reuters

Cross-Channel ferry services have been disrupted due to a blockade at the Port of Calais.

Ferry movements at the French port were suspended due to industrial action by former MyFerryLink staff members.

Mayor of Calais Natacha Bouchart said she regretted that the port was being taken "hostage" and travellers are urged to contact their operator before setting off.

A Port of Dover spokesman said: "We will continue to monitor the situation closely in liaison with our ferry partners and the Port of Calais in order to resume normal operations as soon as possible."

Up to 2,000 British holidaymakers and other travellers are thought to be affected.

Workers are protesting the potential loss of 600 jobs caused by the sale of MyFerryLink, which provides services between Dover and Calais, according to the Daily Telegraph.

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