P&O Stena Lines Resumes Operations

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

August 31, 2000

P&O Stena Line has resumed full passenger and freight services from the British port of Dover after French fishermen began to lift their blockade of French ports. P&O spokeswoman Gail Isted said that the company's vessel 'Dover' had left Calais in France for Dover in mid-afternoon. "P&O Stena Line ferries will now leave Dover and Calais every 45 minutes and will revert to their usual sailing patterns overnight," the company said in a statement.

Isted added that delays to passenger cars of about nine hours and to trucks of six hours were being reduced and would be cleared some time on Friday (Sept. 1).

P&O Stena Line ran six tourist ferries from Dover to the Belgian port of Zeebrugge both on Wednesday and Thursday to avoid the blockade, she said. The route is usually only serviced by freight ships.

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