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Ferry sailing on revised service
Condor was running private charter flights for foot passengers travelling between Guernsey and Jersey while maintenance was carried out on the "Condor Liberation". Any passengers looking to transfer to the private flights were urged to contact Condor on 0345 609 1026. The manufacturer of the ship's engine was carrying out preventative maintenance' including replacing the main fuel pumps. The ferry ran a revised service on Sep 6, 2019, from Poole to Jersey, Guernsey and back to Poole. It was the second time in a weekthat the service is running on reduced power. From Sep 2-4 the ferry was sailing on a revised service from Poole to Jersey, Guernsey and back to Poole. Customers were advised to check the Condor sailings updates web page for the latest information.
Fast ferry back after six weeks
The "Condor Liberation" should be sailing again by Dec 16 after more than six weeks out of service in dry dock. Sailings on the troubled vessel were suspended in late October, after a routine dive inspection revealed propulsion system problems. The ferry had been scheduled to enter dry dock a fortnight later - in early November - for annual maintenance. Now the work had finished, she has been refloated at the weekend and was already running sea trials The technical issues were thrown up during a routine inspection in Guernsey, then the vessel was re-inspected while moored in Poole. Damage was detected in the three jet propulsion buckets which are part of the directional guidance systems.
Sailings cancelled due to engine trouble
The "Condor Liberation"’s sailings on Aug 2, 2017, have been cancelled after a fault was identified in the exhaust system on the ship’s starboard main engine. The problem would have meant the ferry travelling from Poole to the Channel Islands on two engines against prediced wind speeds of up to 40 knots, prompting the decision to cancel the sailings. The ship has been withdrawn from service, so engineers coud rectify the fault in Poole. The reservations and port teams were contacting passengers to offer alternative departures which include travel on the "Commodore Clipper". The company has also amended "Condor Rapide"’s schedule on Aug 2 to provide a link for all passengers travelling between Jersey and Guernsey. Passengers were also able to cancel their journey and receive a full refund.Upload News