Advertisement

CHANNEL ISLANDS: Commodore Clipper out of service

Condor Ferries’ freight and passenger services from Portsmouth to the Channel Islands suffered disruption after ro-pax vessel Commodore Clipper (1999/13,460gt) had to go to dry dock at Falmouth for hull repairs after making contact with the sea bottom in the Little Russel while sailing towards Guernsey on 14 July.

Initially, Commodore Clipper sailings from Portsmouth to St Peter Port and St Helier were cancelled until 26 July, but it then became clear that a longer stay at the A&P yard would be needed. With the vessel not expected back until 26 August, Condor switched all freight to ro-ro Commodore Goodwill (1996/11,166gt) and provided additional fast craft sailings. Condor then brought in French-owned ro-ro vessel MN Toucan (1995/9,140gt) to operate to and from Guernsey, with a first call to collect empty trailers on 29 July, leaving Commodore Goodwill to concentrate on Jersey sailings.

MN Toucan, built in Holland at the Merwede Yard in Kinderdijk and owned by Maritime Nantaise, is a trailer ferry with no driver accommodation. She previously operated in UK waters on charter to Northlink in 2007.

Ships Montly - January 2024

Damen to build second Damen Commissioning Service Operation Vessel for TSSM

Ta San Shang Marine Co Ltd (TSSM), the joint venture between Mitsui OSK Lines of Japan, and Ta Tong Marine Co Ltd of Taiwan,...
Advertisement

Related articles

Damen to build second Damen Commissioning Service Operation Vessel for TSSM

Ta San Shang Marine Co Ltd (TSSM), the joint venture between Mitsui OSK Lines of Japan, and Ta...

DOF Group has entered into an agreement to acquire Maersk Supply Service

DOF Group ASA (DOF) announced in July 2024 that it had entered into an agreement to acquire Maersk...

Product tanker Thun Reliance delivered to Thun Tankers

Product tanker Thun Reliance, the second in a series of eight in the ”Resource Efficient Class”, was delivered...

Damen set to build sixth CSOV for Windcat

Damen Shipyards has secured the contract to build a sixth Commissioning Service Operation Vessel for offshore personnel transfer...