SeaFrance collapse sees 130 jobs go

12 January 2012 09:53

130 SeaFrance staff are to lose their jobs after the company's liquidation

130 SeaFrance staff are to lose their jobs after the company's liquidation

Over 100 UK workers are to be made redundant as a result of the collapse of ferry operator SeaFrance, it has been announced.

Around 130 personnel, including check-in workers and office staff, are to lose their jobs after the troubled firm went out of business on Monday.

SeaFrance, which was based in Kent, used to operate three ferries between Dover and France but stopped operating the service in late 2011 as a result of the company's financial difficulties.

Company staff in France are also being made redundant after a French court rejected plans to salvage SeaFrance on Monday and ordered the firm into liquidation.

SeaFrance has confirmed that all UK customers who had booked a crossing with the company will be refunded, but this latest liquidation should serve as a reminder to UK travellers of the importance of comprehensive travel insurance.

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