SeaFrance suspends services

Channel ferry company SeaFrance yesterday cancelled all its Dover to Calais services ahead of a court hearing today to determine its future. SeaFrance said the 48 hour suspension had been agreed with French national authorities “to safeguard the security of the passengers, crews, vehicles and ships” while a make-or-break court hearing decides whether to sell the firm to one of two interested parties or declare the company is no longer viable.