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Ferry passengers start to arrive home after delays

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CONDOR has started to get back on track after last week’s serious weather disruption.

Ryan Pike travelled to the UK to buy a 1991 black classic Mini, but he has had to leave it in the Condor compound at Portsmouth and he hopes to get it back tomorrow. (Picture by Steve Sarre, 20316439)

Extra sailings have helped to get passengers to their destinations, but some arriving on Saturday had been forced to abandon their vehicles in the UK, as Clipper’s and Liberation’s car decks were full. Some passengers were nine days late arriving in the island.

An extra Liberation sailing was scheduled for Saturday to help cope with the backlog of passengers. There is another scheduled for today, although yesterday’s service between Jersey and St Malo was cancelled as it was too rough.

While there was only a handful of foot passengers, the car deck was busy, with around 60 vehicles coming off in Guernsey.

Among the foot passengers was Ryan Pike, 37.

He had been due to travel back on the Clipper on Friday with his new purchase, a 1991 black classic Mini. However the car is still in Portsmouth.

‘I tried to get the car on the ferry, but it was full and I had to be back for work on Monday,’ he said.

‘It’s now in the Condor compound [in Portsmouth] and they hope to get it back over on Tuesday. Condor has been good. It’s just been one of those things.’

Full story in today's Guernsey Press

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