Condor has been forced to amend this weekend’s sailing times.
The company says it’s having to change departure and arrival times and the boats it uses because of a combination of routine work on one of its boats taking longer than anticipated and predicted bad weather.
The Condor Rapide went into dry dock in Falmouth for routine maintenance recently and was due to be back in action by now. But work is still ongoing.
The company says it’ll now be using the Condor Liberation to replace Rapide on her scheduled round trips between St Malo and Jersey/Guernsey.
Commodore Clipper is to provide additional capacity to Portsmouth on Sunday 11 February and round trips to St Malo on both Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 February.
Paul Luxon, Condor’s CEO, said the combination of factors is providing a challenge in operating a normal service over the weekend but emphasised that the company is proactively contacting passengers and re-accommodating them on other services.
Mr Luxon added, ‘It is unfortunately a perfect storm as the stevedores’ strikes in St Malo in early January prior to the start of dry dock delayed Rapide’s original departure to Falmouth by three days and last weekend the poor weather meant we were unable to re-float her for commissioning as planned. Conditions on Friday are also restrictive for services between Jersey and St Malo and this requires further amendments to our schedules…‘We are bringing in extra Customer Services’ staff to help transfer passengers onto other sailings and apologise for any inconvenience these changes to their travel plans may cause.’
All passengers are being offered a transfer to the next available sailing or a full refund.
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