A Condor Ferries ship is unlikely to return to service until July 26 at the earliest after it struck the seabed off Guernsey on Monday.

Commodore Clipper was due to be transferred to Falmouth yesterday to undergo repairs in dry dock.

“We will then be able to provide a realistic return to service date. Latest indications are that this is now unlikely to be before the end of next week [July 26],” the company said.

Services have been re-scheduled up until Saturday with booked passengers offered alternative travel options or refunds.

Condor expects to provide a further update tomorrow on sailings beyond Saturday once further assessments on Commodore Clipper have been made in dry dock.

Passengers booked on high speed ferries and the company’s other traditional ferry Commodore Goodwill are continuing to operate and passengers due to travel on these services should check in as usual.