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Condor fisherman inquest: Drowned and crushed

The inquest into the death of a French fisherman who was killed after a Condor ferry ploughed into his fishing boat has found he died of drowning and severe upper body wounds.

42-year-old Philippe Le Saulnier was killed back in March 2011 when the Condor Vitesse collided with his boat and split it in two.

Both the Master and the Chief Officer of the ferry have since been sentenced for manslaughter in France.

Condor Ferries boss quits

The boss of Condor Ferries has quit.

James Fulford made the surprise announcement this morning.

He's been in the job since last January - a time which has coincided with a run of difficult issues for the company including a strike by its French workers.

Mr Fulford, in a message to staff, has characterised his tenure as a time of turn-around for the company, including last month's announcement that the firm has bought a new passenger and vehicle ferry, the Austal 102, which will come into service next spring.

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