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Commodore Clipper resumes normal service in time for half term after £2.7m refit

Condor’s passenger and freight ship, Commodore Clipper, will resume normal service Wednesday (11 October) ahead of the half term break after a month spent in dry dock undergoing as £2.7m refit.

The ship will operate her usual schedule offering overnight travel from Guernsey and Jersey to Portsmouth with a daytime return.

During her biennial dry dock in Falmouth, extensive work has been undertaken including a major servicing of Clipper’s port main engine and gearbox, ride control system, alternator and overhaul of the ship’s shaft seals. Life-saving equipment, monitoring and alarms systems were also repaired and upgraded.

Paul Luxon, Condor’s CEO, confirmed that the refit was part of a fleet-wide investment by the company to maintain lifeline services for the Islands.

“All of our ships require regular repairs and servicing for us to provide year-round freight and passenger operations and this is the order of £7.5m annually.”

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Passengers will notice some improvements on board Commodore Clipper

Mr Luxon added that passengers will also notice some improvements on board.

‘We have refurbished the lounge and restaurant and parts of the vessel will also be repainted. I am delighted that our recently launched Wi-Fi service will also be available on Clipper following installation of the necessary satellite equipment.’

The company chartered in the MV Arrow to cover Clipper’s freight commitments and she is being retained while the Commodore Goodwill enters dry dock for three weeks on Thursday (12 October) for routine and remedial repair work.

Posted on 9th October 2017 at 12:38 pm in Ferry Operators | Condor Ferries | Ferry News |

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