P&O Ferries has suspended sailings ahead of a “major announcement”, which will cause disruption on routes including Dover-Calais.
A statement which appears to be from the ferry operator posted on Twitter by Hull Labour MP Karl Turner said P&O’s vessels have been asked to discharge their passengers and cargo and standby for further instructions.
.@POferries have apparently instructed their crews both ratings and officers to tie up vessel’s as they are making a ‘major’ announcement today. This is troubling for crews and their families. I am in contact with ratings and officer unions regarding this. pic.twitter.com/W2Kh5WNval
— Karl Turner MP (@KarlTurnerMP) March 17, 2022
The announcement will “secure the long-term viability of P&O Ferries”, it explained.
The statement added: “To facilitate this announcement all our vessels have been asked to discharge their passengers and cargo and standby for further instructions.
“This means we’re expecting all our ports to experience serious disruption today.”