Brittany Ferries cancels all crossings
BRITTANY FERRIES last night cancelled all crossings to France until further notice after more wildcat strikes by staff left passengers stranded.
The company decided to tie up the fleet and cancel all ferry sailings with immediate effect. The only route which is unaffected is the Poole to Cherbourg passenger service which is operated on their behalf by Condor Ferries.
A spokesman last night said: "This decision has not been taken lightly, but we cannot subject our passengers to the on-going uncertainty caused by wildcat strikes and cancellation of services at short notice.
"We are systematically contacting our passengers by telephone, email, SMS and Twitter but this is placing enormous pressure on our contact centre so that our speed of response may not be up to its usual standards. Therefore passengers are being asked not to contact us by telephone but to visit the website www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/routes/sailing-updates for the latest information."
The company is recommending customers travel to Dover where they have special arrangements in place with P&O Ferries and MyFerryLink to accept Brittany Ferries tickets. A full refund will be given.
The spokesman added: "Brittany Ferries very much regrets the effect that the disruption will have on our customers but is hopeful that a resolution will be found soon, as discussions with the unions are on-going and will continue throughout the weekend."