After a weekend of delays due to faults with the Liberation's onboard systems, Condor Ferries has been hit with another spate of cancellations this time due to adverse weather.
Today's sailing between Jersey and Poole, which had been delayed to 19:00 to give the Liberation's crew enough rest time, has now been cancelled due to "adverse weather coming into the Channel earlier than anticipated."
The ferry therefore sailed from Poole at 15:00 and will only call in Guernsey at 18:45, before departing again for the UK at 19:30.
Passengers travelling between Guernsey and Jersey travelled at 14:20 on the Rapide, which in turn delayed the departure to St. Malo. Scheduled originally at 19:00, it will now leave the island at 20:00, arriving at 22:25 (French time).
Due to the forecast for tomorrow, the Condor Liberation's sailing from Poole to Guernsey, Jersey and return has been cancelled.
The Condor Rapide’s sailing from St. Malo to Guernsey and return has also been cancelled.
The service between St. Malo and Jersey and return will run as normal.
Jersey Met said they were forecasting "strong to gale force winds from the South to South West" starting tomorrow morning and remaining for the rest of the day.
They also issued a Coastal Warning for tomorrow morning's high tide which will be at 9.5m at 05:33 with a further high tide of 10m at 17:56 tomorrow evening. "These combined could provide some very dangerous and unseasonal conditions around our coastline, particularly along the south coast," Jersey Coastguard said.
All boat owners have been urged to check their vessels and moorings when it is safe to do so, preferably today as the conditions are due to worsen from this evening.
"Everyone, please exercise caution when visiting coastal areas as summer storms do have the ability to catch people out," the Coastguards said. "Our Officers will be inspecting the lifebuoys and erecting additional signage along the south coast this morning warning people of the potential dangers of straying too close to the water’s edge."
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