Fisherman killed in ferry crash named

The French man who died after his boat was in a crash with a Condor Ferry has been named by police.

Phillippe Claude Lesaulnier, 42, was on board Les Marquises with two crew members when the collision with the Condor Vitesse took place.

Eyewitnesses said the fishing boat was cut in half and two of her crew were seen clinging to wreckage.

Two people were treated for shock at Jersey's General hospital before flying back to France on Monday evening.

But Mr Lesaulnier died and his next of kin have been informed.

The Condor Vitesse was on her way to Jersey from France when she was in a collision with Les Marquises, a 30ft Granville-based whelk boat in thick fog near the Minquiers.

The incident was being investigated by French authorities as it happened in French waters, and they are expected to announce later whether anyone will face charges over the collision.

Jersey's chief minister Senator Terry Le Sueur expressed his sincere condolences to everyone affected by the crash.

He said Jersey will provide whatever assistance is needed to determine the cause of the collision.

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