13 PO Ferry Workers Fail Drugs Test

first_imgzoom Thirteen crew members on a ferry operated by Pan-European shipping company P&O Ferries have failed drugs testing, a representative from P&O Ferries revealed.The members of the crew onboard the 1991-built Pride of Canterbury, who were tested on two sea crossings between UK’s Dover and France’s Calais on December 8, 2016, recorded “non-negative” drugs tests.“As part of routine drugs testing of our crews, 13 individuals on the Pride of Canterbury recorded non-negative tests, which have now been sent for further analysis,” a P&O Ferries spokesman told World Maritime News.“P&O Ferries operates a zero tolerance policy towards substance abuse and any employees not complying with it will be dismissed,” the spokesperson added.Originally serving P&O’s old Dover to Zeebrugge route as a freight ship, the Pride of Canterbury was refurbished and converted to a cross-channel passenger ship, joining its sister ship the Pride of Kent in 2003.Including the Pride of Canterbury, which is able to accommodate 2,000 passengers and 600 cars, the company operates a fleet of more than twenty ferries.World Maritime News Stafflast_img