April 1 2012 – A woman is reported missing and is suspected of having fallen overboard from the Condor Rapide ferry.
The ferry departed Guernsey at 16:15 and had been due to to arrive in Poole at 19:15.
The incident is reported to have occurred around 17:30 local time.
A search operation is currently underway and involves the Portland Coastguard helicopter and the Weymouth and Alderney lifeboats.
An aircraft from the Channel Islands is also involved as are the French search and rescue services.
The image below from Shipfinder.co shows the paths of the Condor Rapide and Portland Coastguard helicopter
We saw the Condor Rapide arrive in Poole just before 21:15 local time.
The search is ongoing as seen below on Ship Finder.
Name: Condor Rapide
Type: Hi Speed Craft
Length x Breadth: 86 m X 26 m
Flag: Bahamas [BS]
Call Sign: C6YK8