Condor Clipper cleared to enter Portsmouth Harbour after bomb discovery

Condor Ferries has confirmed they have been cleared to enter Portsmouth Harbour, after a WWII bomb was found there this morning.

Around 100 passengers were left stranded on the Clipper following the discovery, after leaving Jersey last night.

The Royal Navy said they would tow the bomb away and detonate it in waters off the Isle of Wight.

A 500 metre exclusion zone was put in place around the device, which stopped all cross-channel ferries getting into the harbour.

The Clipper is now heading to dock, where 94 passengers will be able to disembark.

The Condor Clipper was left stuck off the coast

This is the third bomb found in the harbour after dredging began ahead of the arrival of HMS Queen Elizabeth next spring – the Royal Navy’s new 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier.

Condor Ferries has apologised for the inconvenience.