Brexit ferry firm: who are the 'old sea dogs' behind venture?
Seaborne Freight is in the spotlight after award of £14m government contract
Its ranks include a retired submarine officer, a former veal exporter and a lawyer specialising in the insurance of class actions. While the men behind Seaborne Freight might not have expected the level of scrutiny to which they are being subjected after landing a £14m government contract to ensure the flow of food and medical supplies in the event of a no-deal Brexit, what started life as another cross-Channel ferry service is suddenly in the spotlight.
First came the revelation that the company had no ships. Next, it emerged terms and conditions on its website appeared to be intended for a food delivery business. Now, after dredging started on Thursday to prepare Ramsgate harbour for the service that Seaborne will run to the Belgian port of Ostend, the role of the self-described “old sea dogs” will be closely watched.
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Source: Guardian Transport
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