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250 passengers spend the night on Brittany Ferries ship as Plymouth to France sailing cancelled

Brittany Ferries has apologised to passengers Photo: ITV News

Around 250 people spent the night on board a Brittany Ferries ship in Plymouth after a crossing to France was cancelled.

The Armorique was due to sail from Plymouth to Roscoff on Tuesday (May 7) evening, but passengers were delayed and most chose to stay on board.

The return crossing on Wednesday morning was also cancelled, and some passengers said they were frustrated at a lack of information.

Brittany Ferries said they were hoping the ship would sail at 3pm on Wednesday.

Services have been disrupted for the last few weeks Credit: ITV News

Services are facing ongoing disruption after a fire on one of the vessels at the end of April.

The Pont-Aven ship is currently in the French port of Brest awaiting repairs and is due to resume normal service on Sunday, May 12th.

Brittany Ferries provides crossings between Plymouth and Europe Credit: ITV News

We had to cancel the sailing last night from Plymouth to Roscoff, and the return crossing today from Roscoff to Plymouth, because Armorique suffered an engine problem on the way into Plymouth last night. It's not a serious problem but one that needed a part to be replaced in the engine. Most of the passengers were as happy as they can be when you are significantly disrupted. We apologise to all passengers who were affected.

– Nigel Wonnacott, Brittany Ferries

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