Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.
Ferry Strikes Leave Passengers With Big Bills
3:45pm 25th September 2012
Pirate FM has learnt ferry strikes left a Cornish holidaymaker facing an 800 mile drive to get home.
All Brittany Ferries services from Plymouth to France and Spain are still suspended.
Nick Kearton from Newquay says he was offered £70 compensation, to cover a day and a half's travel costs:
“I feel anger and frustration to lose the last full day of my holiday and then also lose part of the last day of my holiday from work through travelling in the UK, which I shouldn’t have had to do.
“They did say they would cover fuel expenses to Calais but, when we got back and it came to the crunch, they said we would offer £70 which is not only not enough to get back to Newquay it’s not enough to get back to Calais itself”
Ferry bosses have apologised for the inconvenience.
The company has told Pirate FM that it provides a contribution towards petrol between Roscoff and Calais plus a free crossing from Calais to Dover and also refunds the unused ticket from Roscoff.
It added that it is not legally obliged to do anything and that is as far as it can go, they have helped all they can.
Bosses said they always recommend passengers take out travel insurance, which should help reimburse more costs.3:45pm 25th September 2012
Share This StoryTweet
Treliske launches big baby and birthing appeal
It needs £500K to kit-out a new Neonatal Unit
WATCH: Tooth decay leaves more Cornish children in hospital
Here are five top tips to stop it
BREAKING: Treliske back on highest alert
Cornwall News: It is down to pressure on A&E and bed-blocking
Westminster terror attack a 'wake-up call' for encrypted messaging firms
National News: The Westminster terror attack was "a wake-up call" to companies who run encrypted messaging sites, Britain's top cop has said.
Storm chasers tracking Texas tornado killed in car crash
World News: Three storm chasers have been killed in a car crash while apparently driving towards a tornado in Texas, police said.
Leyton Orient stave off winding up order after £1m pledge by owner
Sports News: A £1m pledge from the owner of Leyton Orient FC has saved the club from a winding-up order, but fans believe the club is still in "mortal danger".