Pride of Kent passes MCA inspection

P&O Ferries has taken one further step in a return to normal service with the news that the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) had passed Pride of Kent to resume service on the ferry company’s Dover to Calais route. P&O Ferries had previously been limited to providing a single ferry service via the Spirit of Britain, which the MCA cleared to sail on April 23rd after it was detained for two weeks.

P&O Ferries tweeted on Monday evening that it would be running a one ship schedule until 12 May.

A spokesperson for the MCA said: “The Pride of Kent has been released from detention and can commence operations when P&O Ferries are ready.”

The MCA said that no further inspections of P&O ferries were planned at the moment. P&O Ferries normally operated four ferries on the Dover to Calais route, but the Pride of Canterbury and the Spirit of France remain out of service.