Weekend storms affect Condor's Channel Island sailings

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Condor has cancelled several of its weekend sailings across the Channel Islands due to stormy conditions.

Strong to gale force winds and heavy rain across the week are expected as a result of Storms Dudley and Eunice.The cancellations are across the entire weekend (18 - 20 February) for both normal and high speed services for freight and passengers.

High speed sailings from Poole and St Malo on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 February will also not operate and passengers transferred to alternative services.

Extra sailings have been scheduled for Thursday 17 February and passengers can transfer at no extra cost to these sailings.

A replacement Commodore Clipper sailing has been scheduled from Portsmouth to the islands on Friday night which will also call into St Malo on Saturday to accommodate freight and passengers affected.

Elwyn Dop, Condor’s Operations Director, said: "The forecast is for really challenging weather patterns in the lead up to the half term holiday.

"We want to be prudent and proactive by contacting passengers in advance to notify them that there is significant risk of disruption and to offer them alternatives where possible.

"We know that weather is unpredictable and may change from the current forecasts, so we continue to assess the situation and will notify everyone over the next 24 to 48 hours of other plans. "

The new departures on Thursday are operating as Poole-Guernsey-Jersey-Poole and between Jersey and St Malo.

All other services remain under review until Monday 21 February.