Brittany Ferries on board security increased

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Brittany Ferries on board security increased

Post by papasmurf » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:10 am

I have just received this from Brittany Ferries:-


I'd like to let you know about changes we've made to security controls for our customers. We work very closely with the authorities to ensure our customers enjoy a relaxing and safe sailing, but are taking steps to enhance these robust controls with additional measures of our own.
Many of these measures are covert, in other words not readily apparent to customers. Others will be more obvious. Last summer saw the introduction of French military guards (sea marshals) on board some of our sailings and this is continuing. But as well as sea marshals, we shall now add dedicated independent security personnel. These personnel will carry out patrols and may screen luggage on garage decks. During this process any luggage you are carrying may be subject to inspection, so you may wish to take this into account when choosing (and packing) your overnight bag.
I would like to be clear that these measures are not in response to any specific threat. They are the result of investment in a thorough review of security in all our ports and on board all our ships. The additional measures, we believe, are a reassuring, sensible evolution of the service we offer and further evidence of our commitment to your safety and security.

Thank you for your patience and understanding - we're all looking forward to welcoming you on board.

Yours faithfully

Christophe Mathieu

Chief Executive Officer




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Post by JoeRocket » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:36 am

We recently took DFDS Dieppe/Newhaven and they have 'What to do in case of a terrorist attack' posters in the corridors on their boats. No doubt on BF too?

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Post by GuzziGraham » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:39 am

I got one too -thought it must be a standard email to everyone who has bookings this week, or maybe it's just us who they think might be bit suspicious 8-)

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Post by ChrisD » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:43 am

I've just brought my bike over on BF, the only difference to previous trips was an amenable guy on the car deck who asked to check my tank bag and rucky. I'd had the email too.
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Post by papasmurf » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:27 pm

GuzziGraham wrote:
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:39 am
I got one too -thought it must be a standard email to everyone who has bookings this week, or maybe it's just us who they think might be bit suspicious 8-)
Suspicious looking? Me?

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Post by wizzard » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:37 pm

I think the belt buckle might raise un eyebrow or two Papa....
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Post by papasmurf » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:43 pm

wizzard wrote:
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:37 pm
I think the belt buckle might raise un eyebrow or two Papa....
It is the folding walking stick in the holster on my belt that causes me the most problems. Not visible in that picture.

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