Ferry Fiasco In Calais
P&O ferry delayed due to blockade
By Press Association on 04 October 2008 in News
Thousands of ferry passengers faced delays because of a blockade of Calais by French fishermen.Â
P&O Ferries said its vessel Pride of Calais, with 1,400 passengers on board, was held in port for about two hours because of the unexpected action.
European Seaway, a freight ship, was held up for a similar length of time.
Two other ferries containing a total of 1,700 people, the Pride of Burgundy and the Pride of Dover, had to wait in the Channel until the fishermen's action ended, about two hours after it began.
P&O Ferries' spokeswoman Michelle Ulyatt said: "This was not an ideal situation, bearing in mind we are taking extra traffic at the moment because of the recent fire in the Channel Tunnel."
Be the first to leave a comment
Add Your Comment
Related ItemsThe Louvre Museum in Lens: is it worth a visit?
New ferry on Dover-Boulogne route
Le Chic - Le Touquet
World War One memorial trail in Belgium and France
SpeedFerries aims at Eurotunnel
In the footsteps of Wilfred Owen in Northern France
Lille 3000 - Arty Eastern Europe in Trendy Northern France
Lille the Pink
Lille - a Flemish city in Northern France
A weekend in Boulogne-sur-Mer on the Opal Coast
Maroilles country in Northern France
13 Christmas Markets across Europe
Just across the Channel: Arras, Boulogne, Calais, Le Touquet and Lille
24 hours in Dunkirk: culture, museums, gastronomy, and a whole lot of fun