Condor’s £50 million new ferry Liberation will be out of action until Saturday.
The ferry company have confirmed that repairs to the new vessel – which was damaged docking at Guernsey harbour on Saturday the day after its maiden voyage – are taking longer than expected.
They say that they are keeping a charter ship on the route until Saturday as a contingency measure, but that the repairs are being slowed down by high winds in Poole, where Liberation is being fixed.
Condor’s Captain Fran Collins said that they were working as hard as they could to get the new boat back in action.
She said: “No-one is more disappointed than we are that the combination of the very unfortunate incident at the weekend and some really severe weather has caused this disruption in Condor Liberation’s first week in service.
“It is particularly saddening after the wonderful welcome which she received in the Islands last weekend.
“We are working around the clock to have her back in service as soon as possible and are very grateful to our customers for their patience and understanding.”
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