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Incident on Stena Voyager(Read 6977 times)
Incident on Stena Voyager on: January 29, 2009, 09:55:19 am
A truck broke free on the Stena Voyager at sea last night en route to Belfast, and appears to have damaged her stern door.

RTÉ News
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Passengers unable to leave Stena ferry
Thursday, 29 January 2009 08:55

The crew and passengers on board a ferry that had its journey cut short because a lorry broke free in the hold are still onboard the vessel.

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 ferry has been unable to dock due to the vehicle hanging out of the rear door.
A Clyde Coastguard spokesman said it is expected they will get off the boat around 2pm today.

A mobile crane is being brought to the dock to remove the lorry.

The passenger ferry was travelling from Scotland to Northern Ireland last night when a cab and trailer onboard broke free and forced open the vessel's rear door.

Dumfries and Galloway Police said the lorry would be removed later today, allowing the vessel to berth and the passengers and vehicles to disembark.

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.

A Stena spokesman said the ship was quickly stabilised.

The company said a full investigation would be launched into the incident.

The damaged vessel is to be brought to Belfast for repairs, while a separate ferry will be arranged to take passengers on their scheduled journey.

All Stena HSS sailings between Belfast and Stranraer have been suspended until further notice due to the incident.



Re: Incident on Stena Voyager Reply #1 on: January 29, 2009, 02:47:01 pm
It will be interesting to see the outcome of the investigation , some pictures and video footage here http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/south_of_scotland/7857643.stm
« Last Edit: January 29, 2009, 02:47:26 pm by colin »



Re: Incident on Stena Voyager Reply #2 on: January 29, 2009, 09:11:27 pm
Its a good job Stena Line have another HSS just lying around :P
It seems the passengers had to remain onboard for nearly 24 hours as a crane was needed to remove the truck before the Voyager could berth , so much for the fastest way between Britain and Ireland  ;D
« Last Edit: January 29, 2009, 09:13:51 pm by colin »



Re: Incident on Stena Voyager Reply #3 on: February 02, 2009, 08:27:55 pm
Typically , this incident occoured while the Stena Caledonia was at Birkenhead for refit , all Stena passengers had to be transfered to P&O services.



Re: Incident on Stena Voyager Reply #4 on: February 08, 2009, 11:25:04 am
Apparently she was back is service fairly quickly...with a wooden door...



Re: Incident on Stena Voyager Reply #5 on: March 01, 2009, 05:39:27 pm
For anyone that did not see coverage of the event , I wonder is this had any influance on Stena Line's decision to withdraw the HSS from the route?



Re: Incident on Stena Voyager Reply #6 on: March 01, 2009, 05:40:03 pm
 :o



Re: Incident on Stena Voyager Reply #7 on: March 01, 2009, 05:40:31 pm
 :o