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Clipper services cancelled after bomb discovery

Condor Clipper services have been cancelled today after a WWII bomb was found in Portsmouth Harbour.

The boat was left stranded off the mainland following the discovery, with around 100 people on board.

The device was taken away by the Royal Navy and will be detonated in open water.

Condor confirmed the ship was allowed to dock around 11am but all other services today have been cancelled.

It was meant to sail to Guernsey before going to Jersey and then returning to Portsmouth.

Services will resume as normal tomorrow.

We place the safety of our passengers and crews as our highest priority and we worked closely with the Harbour Master and port teams to bring the ship in as quickly as possible, whilst ensuring our passengers on board were kept updated and looked after with free tea and coffee. Passengers waiting to board in Portsmouth were also provided with free refreshments.

– Paul Luxon, CEO, Condor Ferries

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