Referring to last week’s article:
Whilst it is correct that Guernsey’s Chief Minister did state that the government will not be investing in a ropax for the Island, the initiative and joint investment do continue.
John Napton, Condor Ferries’ CEO, said: “As we confirmed in January of this year, Condor and the States of Guernsey have been working on a joint venture with regard to a conventional passenger and freight vessel.
The potential acquisition of a ship would be mutually funded through an investment vehicle, with Condor operating the vessel as an addition to our existing fleet.
We are determined to invest in the Islands’ future by developing freight and passenger services and if a new ship can be acquired, it would improve resilience and reliability.”