Page last updated at 14:13 GMT, Friday, 26 March 2010

Condor buys larger boat for Jersey to France route

HMAS Jervis Bay
The boat has been used by the Australian navy

Condor Ferries has bought a bigger boat to operate on its route between Jersey and the French seaside town of St Malo.

The company, which is the only one to offer a ferry service on the route, said it would increase capacity by up to three times.

Called Condor Rapide it will replace the existing Condor 10, and is expected to come into service for the spring bank holiday.

It is an ex-Australian navy vessel, known then as HMAS Jervis Bay.

The boat was the first large catamaran to be used in a naval capacity.

It was used in peacekeeping missions in East Timor, Asia, for transporting troops and aid.

Print Sponsor

Repaired ferry is back in service
04 Jul 09 |  Guernsey
Ferry repair delay hits services
03 Jul 09 |  Europe
Ferry withdrawn for new propeller
23 Jun 09 |  Europe
Ferry's damaged propeller removed
08 Jun 09 |  Jersey
Ferry delays after prop failure
27 May 09 |  Jersey
Condor ferry costs under scrutiny
07 Mar 09 |  Jersey
Ferry company ditches CI service
16 Feb 09 |  Guernsey

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2017 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific