Capsized Cargo Ship Under Tow to Port of Le Havre

Update: Authorities in France have granted a place a refuge for the wreck of the Britannica HAV at the port of Le Havre. The wreck is currently under tow at about 3 knots and is expected to arrive in port on Thursday afternoon.  Earlier: The overturned hull of the Britannica HAV is under tow as authorities try to limit the hazard to navigation in the English … [Read more...]

France Says No to ‘Far-Fetched’ English Channel Bridge Idea

By Guy Faulconbridge and Brian Love LONDON/PARIS, Jan 19 (Reuters) - France on Friday politely rejected Boris Johnson's idea of building a giant bridge across the English Channel after Brexit, saying that, while far-fetched ideas were worth considering, there were plenty of major European projects to finish first. Foreign Secretary Johnson, who led the campaign to leave … [Read more...]

Russian Warships Enter English Channel

MOSCOW, Nov 28 (Reuters) - A squadron of Russian warships entered the English Channel on Friday but a NATO official dismissed a Russian media report that they were there to conduct military exercises. Russian news agency RIA quoted the Northern Fleet as saying its vessels, led by anti-submarine ship Severomorsk, had passed through the Strait of Dover and were now in … [Read more...]

Antitrust Regulator Gives Eurotunnel’s Ferry Service Six Months

By Sarah Young and Dominique Vidalon LONDON/PARIS, June 27 (Reuters) - Britain's competition regulator has told Groupe Eurotunnel, the operator of the undersea rail link between Britain and France, it will have to stop operating its separate cross-channel ferry service in the next six months and find a buyer for the ships, confirming a decision it made in May. Eurotunnel … [Read more...]

Eurotunnel Ferry Arm Wins Appeal Against Ban on Cross-Channel Sailings

By Robert Wall Dec. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Eurotunnel Group SA’s ferry arm welcomed a decision by regulators overturning a ruling that would have barred it from operating on the English Channel between Dover and Calais. The MyFerryLink business said in an e-mailed statement that Britain’s Competition Appeal Tribunal had quashed antitrust findings that its … [Read more...]