Ferry scare as lorry breaks free
A passenger ferry going from Scotland to Northern Ireland has had an accident. A lorry (truck) on the vessel broke free from its mooring and burst open the ship's rear door. The ferryhad to return to the Scottish port it had left from.
A passenger ferry travelling from Scotland to Northern Ireland cut short its journey after a lorry onboard broke free and forced open the vessel's rear door.
The Clyde Coastguard said the lorry was hanging out of the rear of the ferry when it returned to the Scottish port of Stranraer last night.
The coastguard was alerted at approximately 9.20pm and while no one was injured in the incident, passengers said they became concerned after hearing a loud bang at the rear of the vessel.
The freight unit became lodged in the doors of the Stena Voyager ferry bound for Belfast and carrying 156 passengers and 33 crew, a spokesman for the ferry company confirmed.