- West Country (W)
Hundreds of ferry passengers hoping to travel between Plymouth and Roscoff are tonight stranded. It's due to industrial action by French crews angry at changes to their terms and conditions. Brittany Ferries has now cancelled all crossings until further notice. It has issued this statement.
"Following the series of strikes which has been disrupting our services, our Board has reluctantly taken the decision to tie up the fleet and to cancel all crossings with immediate effect, until further notice.
"This decision has not been taken lightly, but we cannot subject our passengers to the on-going uncertainty caused by wildcat strikes and cancellation of services at short notice.
"We are recommending customers to travel to Dover where we currently have special arrangements in place with P&O Ferries and MyFerryLink to accept Brittany Ferries tickets. Unused Brittany Ferries crossings will be refunded.
"Brittany Ferries very much regrets the effect the disruption will have on our customers but is hopeful that a resolution will be found soon, as discussions with the unions are on-going and will continue throughout the weekend".
Talks are underway to resolve a dispute at Brittany Ferries that has disrupted passengers and haulage firms in the west country
Hundreds of ferry passengers are being disrupted today and after a second day of strikes on Brittany Ferries.