10th April 1987
Condor’s first crossing between the mainland and Channel Islands
Condor Ferries first service between the mainland and the Channel Islands set off from Weymouth with Captain Martin Dumont on the bridge. Condor soon became notable for running not just conventional passenger and car ferries, but also high-speed catamarans.
In the late 1990s it successfully bid to retain its licence to serve the Channel Islands and, in 2015, cut journey times further when it introduced Condor Liberation.
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Other events that occured in April
German staff wrongly dismissed during First World War
- The managers of a Jersey hotel were ordered to pay compensation after they dismissed staff when profits tumbled during the First World War.
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