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26 April 2012 - Press Release

Commodore Clipper Proceeds to Portsmouth

Commodore Clipper is now proceeding to Portsmouth Port [1730] with 220 passengers on board, following a slight delay due to inclement weather. They are being cared for by the crew on board and are being provided with regular updates and free food and drinks. The ship returned to the Solent after a minor fire in an auxiliary engine system was detected, which was extinguished by crew very quickly after it was discovered.

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26 April 2012 - Press Release

Commodore Clipper berthed at Portsmouth Port

Commodore Clipper successfully berthed at Portsmouth Port at [1820]. All 220 passengers are disembarking safely and will be met by Condor Ferries' customer care team. Passengers are being provided with any assistance they may require, including accommodation, alternative sailings or any other onward travel requirements.

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26 April 2012 - Press Release

Minor fire in auxiliary system extinguished by crew

At approximately 13.20 today, [26 April 2012] the crew detected a minor fire in one of the thermal oil heating systems which operate as auxiliary components in the two engines of Commodore Clipper a freight and passenger ferry. Members of crew trained to use firefighting equipment extinguished the fire in the port thermal oil heating system.

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25 April 2012 - UK Press Release

Condor Shortlisted for Coach Tourism Awards

Condor Ferries is celebrating after being shortlisted at the annual Coach Tourism Awards. The Poole-based ferry operator is one of six finalists in the Cross-Sea Carrier of the Year category, and will find out the results on stage at a prestigious gala awards evening on Thursday 10 May 2012.

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25 April 2012 - Channel Islands Press Release

Condor Ferries Launches specialist transport Club rates

Condor Ferries has launched a special tariff for clubs and associations. The tariff enables members of Channel Island clubs to take equipment or vehicles which are normally classified as non-commercial freight to compete in sporting and other events in Europe, the UK and the Channel Islands. It will also reduce the price of transport for visiting competitors taking part in events in Guernsey or Jersey.

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05 April 2012 - Guernsey Press Release

Condor Ferries invites anniversary passengers to join in celebra

Condor Ferries will be celebrating in style this month as the company marks 25 years of passenger services between the Channel Islands and the UK.

 

The first passenger sailing left Weymouth for the Channel Islands on 10 April 1987. 25 years later, Condor Ferries is asking for the original passengers who travelled on that first sailing to get in touch. The first 25 passengers who do so will receive a complimentary day trip in celebration of this anniversary event.

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05 April 2012 - Channel Islands Press Release

A Ferry Happy Birthday - Condor Ferries celebrates 25 years of t

Condor Ferries will be celebrating in style this April as the company marks 25 years of passenger services between the Channel Islands and the UK.

 

The first passenger sailing left Weymouth for the Channel Islands on 10 April 1987, in a year which also saw the first television appearance of The Simpsons, the release of Michael Jackson’s iconic ‘Bad’ album, and the launch of MTV across Europe. Since then, Condor Ferries has transported over 12 million passengers and more than 2.2 million cars, maintaining a vital lifeline for both passengers and cargo travelling between the Channel Islands and the UK.

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02 April 2012 - Channel Islands Press Release

Condor Rapide - Missing Person Update

At 17:35 yesterday [1 April 2012], crew were made aware of a possible missing person situation onboard Condor Rapide. The Captain raised a Pan-Pan with the Coastguard and a full search was conducted of the vessel. The passenger was not located and the pan-pan was upgraded to a Mayday. 

Under the coordination of Portland Coastguard, a search was made in the area where the passenger was believed to have gone missing. Coastguard vessels from the Channel Islands, France and the UK were involved in the search, as was Condor Rapide. 

 

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01 April 2012 - Press Release

Missing Person - Press Release 1

At 1735 today [1 April 2012], crew were made aware of a possible missing person situation onboard Condor Rapide.  The Captain raised a Pan Pan with the Coastguard and a full search was conducted of the vessel. The passenger was unable to be found and the Pan Pan was upgraded to a Mayday.

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