Guernsey

Liberation ferry repairs delayed by poor weather

Condor Liberation passing Herm on its way to St Peter Port Harbour, Guernsey, from Poole on its maiden voyage
Image caption Owners Condor said conditions had meant essential welding work could not be carried out

Bad weather has hampered efforts to repair a new £50m ferry which crashed on its second day in service.

The Liberation - which is meant to sail between Poole in Dorset and the Channel Islands - struck the quayside in Guernsey in high winds on 28 March.

Owners Condor said conditions had meant essential welding work could not be carried out as planned.

Passengers due to travel on the Liberation would have to use alternative vessels, they added.

Those travelling on slower vessels could claim compensation if they were inconvenienced, the firm said.

Condor added that it hoped the Liberation would be back in service on Sunday.

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