Ferry passengers stranded amid Calais strike action
30 June 2015
From the section Kent
Passengers have been forced to wait at Calais after the port was closed
Thousands of ferry passengers are stranded on both sides of the Channel as port workers in Calais stage strike action for the second time in a week.
The MyFerryLink workers walked out on Monday over the sale of the company’s ferries to rival DFDS Seaways.
Sailings between Dover and the French port are at a standstill, but services to Dunkirk are operating as normal.
Also, passengers using the Channel Tunnel are subject to delays following an earlier incident, Eurotunnel said.
Operation Stack, where lorries use part of the M20 to queue for Channel crossings, has been implemented coastbound between junctions eight and nine, for Maidstone and Ashford, as a result of the latest action.
Non-freight traffic travelling to Dover has been urged to use the A2 and M2.
Ferry passengers heading to the UK take shelter from the sun as they wait at the car ferry terminal in Calais
Passengers hoping to travel to Calais by ferry have been urged to contact their ferry operators.
A strike which began on 23 June lead to the suspension of Channel Tunnel services and saw hundreds of migrants try to board UK-bound lorries …read more
Source:: BBC world news feed