18/12/2018

Lorries Overturn On Larne To Cairnryan Ferry

Lorries on a boat travelling from Northern Ireland to Scotland have tipped over inside the vessel, prompting emergency services to rush to the Cairnryan port.

The incident happened at around 7.30am on Tuesday 18 December, and some passengers remain confined to their vehicles.

Police, ambulances and the fire service are dealing with the "ongoing" incident, as images from the scene show a number of vehicles tipped over on the ferry.

Operator P&O ferries said there were no reports of any injuries.
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"We can confirm that an incident took place on the European Causeway this morning.

"In extreme weather conditions, a number of vehicles have moved position on the decks causing damage onboard."

Police Scotland said it had been called out to reports of the overturned vehicles.

"During a choppy sailing, there has been a movement of vehicles on the car deck and this has caused around six vehicles to tip over onto their side," it said in a statement.

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



(JG/CM)

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