PORTSMOUTH HARBOUR BOMB ALERT: Brittany Ferries sailings hit

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Cross-Channel ferry services from Portsmouth were hit today after the discovery of an unexploded wartime bomb in the harbour.

Brittany Ferries said three of its sailings from Portsmouth were affected - the Normandie to Caen at 8.15am was cancelled while there’s expected disruption to the Cap Finistere to Bilbao at 11.45am and the Bretagne to St Malo at 8.15pm tonight.

Brittany officials say the Queens Harbour Master has now ‘given the okay’ for ships to come in after all ferries were suspended earlier today.

Passengers on the Normandie to Caen route will be transferred to this evening’s departure or given a full refund.

A spokesman said: ‘We are very sorry for the inconvenience this will cause to our passengers on ships awaiting arrival, as well as passengers at Portsmouth Port waiting to depart. As soon as we are given more information regarding the timescale for removing the unexploded ordnance we will inform passengers.’