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Passengers and crew safe after numerous lorrys over turn on Cairnryan ferry


Shortly after 07:40 this morning (Tuesday 18th December 2018) Police Scotland were notified of a number of vehicles having overturned on the P&O European Causeway Ferry while sailing from Larne to Cairnryan.

A multi-agency response was implemented and emergency services attended Cairnryan Port awaiting the ferry. The ferry is now docked safely at Stranraer and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, ambulance crews and Police Scotland are in attendance.

During a choppy sailing, there has been a movement of vehicles on the car deck and this has caused around 6 vehicles to tip over onto their side. Due to the movement on the deck, there are a number of passengers confined to vehicles.

We are able to confirm all 52 passengers and 56 crew on board are safe and well and no-one has any injuries.

The incident remains ongoing and our emergency services will remain at the ferry terminal to provide any necessary support for the time being.


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