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Swansea Council, Welsh and Irish Governments must work together over loss of ferry service’

February 2, 2012 2:32 PM
Originally published by Peter Black and South Wales West Liberal Democrats

Peter Black, Assembly Member for South Wales West, has responded to news that the Swansea-Cork ferry service is to close with the loss of 78 jobs.

Peter said:

"I am sorry to hear about the loss of jobs announced today. I very much regret the Fastnet Line ferry service is to close, but I have to accept the Minister's comments on face value that the proposition presented by Fastnet Line was not commercially viable.

"The service was estimated to be worth around £20 million to Swansea's economy, so it is essential for Swansea Council and the Welsh and Irish Governments to work together in order for another service to be back up and running as soon as possible if it can be proven to be commercially workable."