APPROXIMATELY £7.5m. was invested into the maintenance of Condor’s fleet in 2016, the operator’s CEO has said, as Liberation’s performance and reliability ‘continues to improve’.
The Liberation was impounded last March by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency after ‘substantial’ deficiencies were found with the ship.
However, Condor Ferries CEO Paul Luxon said its dependability had been significantly better in the last 12 month as part of ‘sustained improvements’ across the fleet.
‘The comparative data for 2016 and 2015 identified that 97.9% of all sailings operated last year, of which 85.6% were within 30 minutes of the scheduled time of arrival.
This compares with 96.1% and 82.3% respectively in 2015,’ he said.
‘The reliability of Condor Liberation continues to improve and stands at 89% since coming into service.
'In summer 2016 this rose strongly with May (98%) June (95%) and July (98%) seeing particularly strong performance.
‘Our asset health programme, introduced in 2015 has been successful in predicting and identifying the root cause of potential technical problems across the fleet.'