SUSPENDED It is with great sadness and disappointment that we report that Ashlin, The Salty Blonde has further mechanical issues and is out of the water for repairs.
After our commitment to not let anyone down during the highly successful Alderney Week – working with many charter boats which pulled out all of the stops to assist us – and our determination to continue until the end of the season, this comes as a considerable blow to us and our valued passengers.
We do not yet have a diagnosis of what has caused the failure, nor a prognosis of how long repairs will take. We think it is only right not to resume services until we have a boat that we are confident will operate reliably as an inter-island ferry.
We most certainly never anticipated this catalogue of issues with Ashlin and can only apologise again for the inconvenience caused to our customers.
We are currently in the process of contacting all of our customers and supplying a full refund.
Thankfully, we made the correct choice to invest in the Causeway Explorer and Alderney Ferry Services earlier this year. We have been in discussions with them about our customers and they will be putting on extra rotations where possible to accommodate all of our passengers.
Visit www.alderneyferryservices.co.uk to book.
Please leave your name and email address so that we can inform you when the service resumes.