Sailings on Dover-Calais Route Partially Resumed

DFDS Seaways said that it has decided to resume sailings on its Dover-Calais route from 07:30 on Tuesday 28 July, following constructive round table talks hosted by the French Secretary of State for Transport, Alain Vidalies.

The sailings on the said route were suspended after one of the ferry operator’s vessels was hit by a distress flare on Saturday by an unidentified individual.

 “The safety of our customers and crew is paramount and after a thorough assessment of the situation and reassurances from all parties involved, we have taken the decision to resume our service on the Dover to Calais route,” said Carsten Jensen, Senior Vice President and head of DFDS Seaways in the UK.

DFDS said via its twitter account that several sailings for today from Calais to Dover have been cancelled urging their passengers to switch to Dunkirk.

According to the latest update, Dover-Dunkirk route is running with a delay of up to 30 minutes.

World Maritime News Staff