Condor Ferries and the Council Discuss Future in Weymouth
1:58pm 17th April 2014
(Updated 2:00pm 17th April 2014)
Condor Ferries say they're looking at a "new vessel" and ports across their routes, amid fears they could be leaving Weymouth.
It’s been claimed the operator has told the Borough Council the harbour isn't big enough to accommodate a new ferry they're planning to buy.
The local authority spent millions of pounds repairing a cracked ferry berth and harbour wall to get Condor back to town after they moved sailings to Poole in 2012.
Although the Borough Council couldn't confirm the fine details they have told us they've been in discussions with the ferry operator about their future requirements at the harbour.
Jason Vaughan, Director of Resources at Weymouth & Portland Borough Council, said;
"These discussion are ongoing and we are doing all that we can to try and positively resolve the issue."
Condor Ferries wouldn't tell us if claims they "refused" the newly refurbished ferry berth were true, but did admit they're looking at their options for the future;
"We are considering options for a new vessel in the fleet and are engaging in discussions with all ports across our network of routes between the UK, Channel Islands and France."
Condor is still taking bookings from Weymouth up until March 2015.