Ferry firm gets boost in numbers due to travel chaos

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A FERRY company in the city was expecting a surge in passengers after major disruption at Calais.

Brittany Ferries’ spokesman Stephen Tuckwell said the firm started to receive calls from people whose sailings between Dover to Calais had been cancelled yesterday.

It comes as strike action in France has led to major disruption with migrants attempting to get on UK-bound lorries.

No sailings between Portsmouth to Le Havre, Caen, St Malo or Cherbourg were cancelled. Mr Tuckwell said: ‘We’re operating normally, there’s no industrial action or anything like that.’