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Last Updated: Tuesday, 31 July 2007, 08:45 GMT 09:45 UK
Inquiry starts into ferries crash
HD ferry
Condor said they were taking the collision "extremely seriously"
Accident investigators have started work in Jersey following a collision between an HD Ferries craft and a Condor ferry last weekend.

The accident happened on Saturday night when HD1 was coming into dock at St Helier to drop off passengers.

It was attempting to turn around and hit the hull of the docked Condor ferry which was loading passengers and cars.

The report by the UK Marine Accident Investigation Board (MAIB) will be made public when it is completed.

HD1 was left with several holes above the water line and the Condor ferry had slight scratches to its hull.

It was the second collision since HD Ferries started its Channel Island service to France in March.

An HD Ferries captain resigned in May after HD1 collided with a Condor ferry in Jersey's harbour. An investigation found the performance of the captain was not satisfactory.




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