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French seafarers hit with giant claim for ferry vandalism

Comprehensive damages to the two coming DFDS ferries, along with delayed delivery to Eurotunnel, have now led to a considerable claim against the French seafarers under SCOP Seafrance. Eurotunnel calculates the combined damages to more than EUR 20 million.

Eurotunnel through subsidiary MyFerryLink has filed damage claims against SCOP Seafrance for a total EUR 22.7 million for expenses related to handing over the two ferries Rodin and Berlioz to DFDS, reports Lloydsloadinglist.

Eurotunnel has calculated the damages following the protracted conflict between its ferry operator MyFerryLink and SCOP Seafrance, which handled crewing and operation of the two ferries on Dover-Calais.

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