Passenger ferry breaks down during channel crossing

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A FERRY lost power in the English Channel for three hours on a Portsmouth to Caen crossing.

The ferry - the Mont St Michel - called for help at 1am yesterday morning during its crossing to France.

Three Serco tugs from the Portsmouth Queen’s Harbour Master were sent to the passenger ferry and helped to restore power to its engines. The ferry then continued on with its journey to France at 4am. Duncan Foster from Serco said: ‘This was a tremendous effort by the crews of the three tugs and pilot boat. A real team effort, the crews did what they do best, reacting swiftly and professionally to ensure the safety of the ship, its crews and passengers.’

The Mont St Michel is run by Brittany Ferries and can carry up to 2,200 passengers.