P&O ferry crew fail
random drug tests

pride-of-canterburyIn a report released on 13th December, it was confirmed that over 10% of the crew aboard the P&O Ferries Pride of Canterbury had failed a random drugs test. The company had conducted the test on all crew during a regular scheduled service from Dover to Calais, when it was found that 13 members failed the urine tests. The results have been sent off for further analysis, and depending on the outcome, the crew members face disciplinary action.

P&O Ferries confirmed in a statement that they had zero tolerance to drugs, and that individuals were likely to be dismissed. They had also notified the Kent Police based at Dover. At present there is no word on what drugs were involved, or whether they had been consumed while at work or were residual traces in their system. No drugs were found aboard the ferry.