Enroute from Colon to Pori the "El Condo Pas" was detained on Kiel Anchorage by the Police due to several defiencies. The ship had suffered engine failure while transiting the Kiel Canal on July 30, 2015, at Königsförde. Tugs had to pull the disabled vessel to Kiel where it became subject of a port state control during which 23 defiencies were found. Three of these had already been mentioned during a control in Southampton in September 2014.
The "Hjørundfjord" was left as the only ferry on the Festøy - Solevågen route after the "Storfjord" had to be sidelined after a trapdoor was inoperative and had to be repaired at 10 a.m. on July 31, 2015. The ferry lay at the north side of the fjord. The ship was sailing again at noon.
All DFDS sailings Calais - Dover cancelled after ferry was shot with flares
DFDS has decided to cancel all sailings between Calais and Dover until July 28, after one of the company's ferries have been shot at by flares. The incident was related to the conflict that has arisen because DFDS has taken over two ferries from the Eurotunnel ferry company MyFerryLink.
Crossing between Dover and Calais have been interrupted for more than three weeks because employees have blocked the port of Calais. The employees are dissatisfied with the fact that DFDS's acquisition of the ferries is synonymous with job losses.