Well what are we all to make of a Press Release dated 3rd November shown below?
Is a simple chap like Bertie to understand that Euroferries had issued a Press Release a week ago, saying that this coming Saturday's sailing (14th Nov) out of Ramsgate was not going to happen and no one was given it? Was there any info on their web-site a week ago? Did they stop taking bookings a week ago?
I for one, have had enough of dis-information over this whole ferry business. This ferry service has been hailed by and expected by, our Thanet South MP, TDC, The IOTG, many local traders and businesses since the beginning of this year and expectations have been dashed time and time again. The enthusiasm for Euroferries and the arrival of The Bonanza Express has been boundless and at times beyond what common-sense dictates!
Sorry, TDC and Cllr 'Woger' but a 'no comment' today is just utterly unacceptable!
We expect and should get a clear statement from Our Deputy Leader and Cabinet member for Regeneration and Economic Development (let alone recent responsibility for Ramsgate Harbour), about this whole issue. Perhaps 'Woger' needs to be aware that rumours are circulating that Euroferries did not get Bonanza Express on its way because he and TDC were incapable of organising and sorting the harbour and facilities out, despite bonds having been placed, monies paid to TDC and legal agreements having been signed. If this was not the case, then he should say so and tell TDC's electorate exactly what has happened and why it has all gone wrong, yet again; he does after all represent us all in Thanet as Deputy Leader, doesn't he?
There are a number of players in this fiasco and whose fault is it that yet another start has been delayed: Euroferries (and their financial backers)?; Gare Maritime in Boulogne?; Fred Olsen Ferries? or 'Woger' at TDC? or could it be Somali Pirates?