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Firefighters respond to "equipment malfunction" on ferry ramp

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Friday 26 May 2023

Firefighters respond to "equipment malfunction" on ferry ramp

Friday 26 May 2023


Jersey Fire and Rescue Service crews were called to the Elizabeth Terminal this morning after an equipment malfunction set off a fire alarm on the ferry ramp.

"On arrival crews found light smoke coming from the compartment containing pumping and electrical equipment sited inside the ramp," the JFRS team explained.

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Pictured: JFRS crews were called to the ramp at the Elizabeth Terminal.

"A team of two firefighters were committed using breathing apparatus and they quickly established the incident had been caused by an equipment malfunction.

"Watch Commander Ryan would like to thank the Ports of Jersey staff for their invaluable assistance in an unusual location," the JFRS spokesperson added.

Ports of Jersey have confirmed that this morning's incident should not affect half-term travel.

"Ports of Jersey called the fire service as a precaution when the automatic fire alarm sounded. A minor equipment issue was identified, but there was no fire or heat. Both ferry ramps are working and have already been used this morning. There were no delays to the Condor Voyager," a spokesperson said.

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