Brittany Ferries reassures passengers over terror threat – 12 July 2007

Brittany Ferries has denied its passengers and ship were at risk after a plot to blow up a car ferry was reported in Spanish newspapers.

A suspected Eta terrorist was arrested on Tuesday in Santander, Spain, and newspapers had said the 2,400 passenger ferry, Port Aven, was one of a number of targets.

However, Brittany Ferries has issued a statement denying the threat involved the ferry which sails twice a week from Plymouth to Spain.

It said:  “The reality is that our manager in Spain contacted the police and authorities following this story and was advised that there was no threat whatsoever to our ship or the port’s operation. In fact the information is that the bomb was to be placed in a car park.

“Our passengers should be reassured that at no time was there any threat to their safety.”

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