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Council says harbour wall remains 'unsafe'

Urgent repairs are being carried out on Weymouth's harbour wall in the hope that channel ferry crossings can resume later this month Credit: ITV West & Westcountry

It was announced on March 6 that all ferries running out of Weymouth will be suspended for the entire summer due to a damaged harbour wall. Weymouth and Portland Borough Council have sent a statement on their current position.

Weymouth & Portland Borough Council Briefholder for Environment and Sustainability Ian Roebuck said:

“Contractors working on behalf of the borough council have been carrying out immediate works in an attempt to stabilise the area around the berth used by Condor Ferries.

“Careful monitoring has revealed that the instability is continuing. The expert advice is that the immediate work has been unsuccessful and we need to look at a different and lasting solution.

“Public safety must be the borough council’s over-riding concern and we have kept Condor informed of the developing situation.

“The council understands the importance of Condor Ferries to the borough. It is committed to working with the company to ensure any long-term plans for the harbour peninsula meet its future business needs and that Condor is able to resume sailings from the town as soon as possible.”

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Weymouth Ferries Suspended for Summer

Condor Ferries has announced that all of their ferries in and out of Weymouth will be relocated to Poole for the summer including the Olympics

Condor Ferries has confirmed today that sailings will be relocated from Weymouth to Poole until further notice.

Feedback from Weymouth and Portland Borough Council indicates that the interim remedial works carried out by the council on the berth at Weymouth Port have not been successful and their advice is that the berth remains out of use.

Passengers booked to travel with Condor Ferries via Weymouth will now be travelling via Poole throughout the summer.

– Condor Ferries

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