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Ferry safety video gets a bad rap

SHOULD Condor have called their new ship the ‘Liability’ instead of the ‘Liberation’? Judging by the weight and range of complaint about it, maybe. Strangely, I have already managed to journey on it six times without event.

Ferry service changes a problem for visitors

MY FAMILY – in various forms – has visited Guernsey for more than 50 years – my parents, my family and I, my wife and I, with children and with grandchildren and so on. We owned, until last year, a time-share on the island. We decided against reinvesting because of our ages and not our failure to enjoy Guernsey. We have made other arrangements in accommodation at Cobo.

Could crossing offer access for terrorists?

I AM writing via the press to ask Condor and the Border Agency to inform the public what, if any, security measures are in place following the Paris tragedy? How much communication and joint thinking is there between border control in St Malo and border control in the UK with our force? What emergency plans are in place between the three forces? Do we in Guernsey actively work with the UK’s anti-terrorism agency?

Harbours have inadequate security

HAVING recently travelled from Poole to Guernsey with Condor, the first time for a number of years, I was somewhat shocked at the lax security procedures, especially regarding passenger identification.

Condor Liberation is not out of its depth

I HATE to differ with such an expert on maritime and meteorological affairs as Condor’s corporate communications manager, but if she cares to look at an appropriate chart (I recommend webapp.navionics.com) she will see that the waters around Las Islas Canarias where the Benchijuga Express operates successfully are about 3,000 metres deep whereas the waters in the Channel where the Liberation is attempting to provide a year round service are about 100 metres deep.

Liberation back-up is not robust

FOUR months ago a reader of this newspaper became the latest to challenge Condor about its UK autumn schedule. C. Ryan of St Martin’s warned that Condor’s decision to take the Clipper out of service for more than a month made the island entirely reliant on the Liberation for its UK passenger service and put the link at risk.

Harbour is in a mess

IT SEEMS that Condor is taking the flak for the fact that the Liberation had to by-pass us and proceed directly to Poole, thus inconveniencing a lot of passengers and no doubt costing Condor a lot of money.

Condor kept us in dark, say passengers

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FURIOUS passengers yesterday accused Condor of keeping them in the dark for hours, as hundreds of people missed trips, holidays and found themselves stranded after Liberation pulled away from Guernsey without stopping on Monday.

Tell us if you have problem with mobility, says Condor

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FERRY passengers with mobility problems need to inform Condor at the time of booking or 48 hours before travelling, the company has advised, following concerns raised about an elderly couple having to spend the journey in their car.

Liberation reliance risks cut-off from the UK

I FEEL (as many do) that the UK ferry link is of vital importance to our island, both for islanders needing to get to the UK and tourists who wish to visit us. Therefore I am really concerned that we have allowed Condor Ferries to reduce the number of fast ferries from two catamarans to just one trimaran. Unfortunately for all of us (and Condor) this ferry is not fit for purpose.