Alderney-to-Guernsey passenger ferry out of service

Bumblebee's catamaran Owner Dan Meinke said bookings were being re-scheduled

A Guernsey-to-Alderney passenger ferry will be out of service until the end of the month after it had engine problems.

Dan Meinke, owner of Bumblebee Boat Cruises, said he was waiting for a part from the manufacturer.

The firm bought the 32ft catamaran, capable of carrying 12 passengers, new a year ago.

He said it was a disappointing start to the season and the company was rescheduling bookings rather than chartering another vessel.

Mr Meinke said: "No one likes to have technical problems, but it is very important and we have got to get running for the start of the season.

"Hopefully, we will be sorted by the last week of this month."

The ferry firm which launched in May, had stopped running services in December, blaming a lack of demand.

It had been due to start them again on 22 March.

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