FERRIES are being delayed between Dover and Calais due to a damaged berth in the French port.
In a statement on the P&O website the ferry company says that foot passengers will not be carried this weekend, and that delays for all passengers are likely.
“Due to the withdrawal from service of a berth in Calais by the French port authorities, P&O Ferries' sailing schedules are subject to delays.
“Passengers with day trip bookings on the Dover-Calais route for the near future should call P&O Ferries on 08705 20 20 20 to re-book their travel for another date.
“Day trips are currently suspended from 11th to 14th inclusive. Passengers who are due to sail from Dover for longer stays on the Continent should check-in as usual but may experience delays.
“Due to the delays, which are also affecting other ferry operators from Dover,sections of the M20 motorway are closed due to traffic congestion, motorists are therefore advised to take the A2.”
Rival ferry operator SeaFrance is also facing the same problem saying ‘all sailings are being delayed as berth availability is severely restricted’.
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