P&O cleared on ferry safety

PUBLISHED : Friday, 16 January, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 16 January, 1998, 12:00am

Britain's Marine Safety Agency says it has found no substance to 12 complaints received about the safety of a recent sailing from Spain by a P&O ferry.

The agency said it was not unreasonable on safety grounds for the ferry Bilbao to commence a recent voyage between Bilbao and Portsmouth in poor weather conditions which worsened during the passage.

It said there were several slight injuries during the journey on January 3, the worst of which was a broken arm, but no damage was sustained by the ship.