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image Cross channel ferry Norman Voyager is to be allowed to sail after several days detention at Portmouth. Maritime and Coastguard inspectors had refused to let her sail after crew failed what was described an a basic test of emergency procedures.

The ferry, chartered from LD Lines by Celtic Link Ferries, was refused permission to sail on Thursday, 19 November failed tests related to fire safety, the watertight integrity and staff safety training.

According to a BBC report the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency said the company and crew had worked hard to address its concerns.

Although now able to sail, the UK is currently experiencing bad weather and it is unlikely the vessel with depart from Portsmouth until it improves.

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