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Condor cancellations 'not good enough', says Jersey Senator

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A Jersey Senator has described Condor's cancellations as "not good enough".

This comes after the ferry company announced that the Liberation would be out of action until 13th December.

It is extremely disappointing to see the Liberation being taken out of service just before her scheduled dry dock period.

I have asked Condor as a matter of urgency to find out why, exactly, this has happened and to receive details of the actions they plan to take to ensure it does not happen again.

It is good that all passengers affected are being re-booked on alternative sailings on the same day or have made new travel arrangements, but it is not good enough.

Condor have made progress throughout the year with service levels and improvements to the reliability of their fleet and I am currently working to find a permanent solution which will restore fleet reliability and back-up.

– Senator Lyndon Farnham, EDTSC Minister

Condor's Liberation sailings out of action until December

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Condor's Liberation sailings will not be running until December.

Engineers inspected the boat last night and found three of the jets were damaged, meaning it will be out of action until 6th November.

However, it was already scheduled to enter dry dock for annual maintenance between 7th November and 13th December, meaning it will be out of action for even longer.

The ferry company say they are bringing in a revised schedule to continue the UK - Channel Island route over half term.

Condor Rapide will now operate cross channel to maintain passenger links between St Malo and the Channel Islands and additionally, between the Islands and Poole.

Commodore Clipper will operate her usual services between Portsmouth and the Islands but with extra space made available for passenger transport where possible.

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Condor cancel all Liberation sailings today

Condor Liberation Credit: ITV Channel Television

Condor Ferries have cancelled all of it's Liberation sailings today, due to technical issues.

Engineers carried out a dive inspection last night and found problems with the vessel's water jet system.

The ferry company say staff will liaise with manufacturers to fix the issue, but until the work is completed, they've scrapped the following sailings.

  • 07:20 Poole to Guernsey
  • 10:50 Guernsey to Jersey
  • 12:50 Jersey to Guernsey
  • 14:30 Guernsey to Poole
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