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Ferry will not return to service the forthcoming weeks
The 'Pride of Hull' will not return to service until April 23 at the earliest, the company P&O has said. The vessel is docked in Rotterdam after sailing from Hull following P&O's decision to sack 800 workers in favour of lower-paid replacements. It was expected to restart its North Sea crossing on April 4, but in a tweet the ferry company announced the postponement. The ship was cleared to sail with passengers and cargo after passing an inspection by the UK's Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).
Ferry safe to sail
The 'Pride of Hull' is safe to sail with passengers and cargo after passing an inspection by UK maritime authorities. The vessel was docked in Rotterdam after sailing from Hull last week following P&O's decision to sack 800 workers in favour of lower-paid replacements. It was cleared after an inspection while still in Hull by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) on March 22. The ferry is expected to restart its nightly crossing between Hull and Rotterdam on April 4.
Ferry laid up in Rotterdam
The 'Pride of Hull' has been cleared by the MCA only for a single voyage without passengers or cargo after numerous deficiencies were found which had to be addressed in Europoort before she can re enter service again. She sailed to the P&O Ferries Terminal in the Europoort of Rotterdam on March 24 at 9.45 a.m. in ballast. She was laid up there until further notice. All sailings between Rotterdam and Hull by P&O were cancelled for the time being.Upload News