Tag "Condor Ferries"

Condor deal ‘must be in place by month end’

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A DEAL to secure the long-term future of the island’s ferry service needs to be in place by the end of this month before a new £50m. vessel can be introduced, Condor Ferries has revealed.

Trial of fast ferry skipper put on hold

Condor Vitesse skipper Paul Le Romancer, right, and first officer Yves Tournon faced a French court yesterday. (Picture by Charly Tribelleau/AFP/Getty Images)

A FRENCH judge yesterday called for more time in the manslaughter trial of the captain and first mate of a high speed Condor ferry that collided in thick fog with a French fishing boat in March 2011, killing its captain, Philippe Lesaulnier, a 42-year-old father of four.

Ferry takes a battering

Bar managers Rob Gibson and Emma Dumper told of what happened on board Condor Express. (Picture by Nicola Gibbons, 1253916)

PASSENGERS on board Condor Express described their horrific journey yesterday afternoon as gusts of up to 54mph struck the ship.

Sea travel plans of thousands hit

Condor Vitesse

AROUND 2,000 Condor Ferries passengers travelling to and from the Channel Islands have been affected after severe weather in the English Channel forced the cancellation of three high-speed ferry services.

Fire forces ferry back to Portsmouth

The Commodore Clipper.

A FIRE in Commodore Clipper's engine system forced it to turn around and head back to Portsmouth yesterday as crewmembers tackled the blaze.  

Condor MD quits

Simon Edsall has quit as MD of Condor Ferries

CONDOR Ferries managing director Simon Edsall has left the company, it has been announced.