Funeral for ferry crash fisherman

The fisherman killed in the Condor Vitesse has been buried in France

The funeral of Phillippe Claude Lesaulnier, the fisherman killed when his boat collided with the Condor Vitesse ferry, has taken place.

Attended by more than 300 people, it was held in Folligny, a village near Granville in France. Jersey’s chief minister, Senator Terry Le Sueur, was among the mourners.

Lesaulnier died when his fishing boat and the ferry collided near the Minquiers in thick fog. In Jersey and France Condor staff held a minute’s silence.

A collection started by the Jersey fishing community for Lesaulnier’s widow and family has raised £5800. Collecting buckets were put out in the market and harbour, raising around £4600 and a further £1200 was raised at a raffle held at the St Helier Yacht Club.