Bank Holiday Breakdown
Bank holiday weekend travellers have had their trips disrupted after the Condor Rapide broke down. The ferry firm says the ship suffered an engine fault, forcing it to cancel Monday’s sailings from St Malo to Jersey and back.
“Due to a mechanical fault with an engine, Condor Rapide’s sailing from St Malo to Jersey and sequential return on Monday 6th May has been cancelled.”
Passengers were advised to contact the company to amend their travel plans.
“We apologise for the inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience and understanding.”
In an update on Tuesday morning, the operator said the problem is ‘an electrical fault with the main engine safety system’.
“Condor Rapide’s sailing from St Malo to Jersey & Guernsey and sequential return on Tuesday 7th May will be delayed whilst we continue to test the system.
The sailing will now operate later and to Jersey only.”
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The Condor Liberation was also running on reduced power on Monday because of an issue with one of its three main engines.