She was due to do a Dublin-Rosslare run on Monday afternoon and I think that is usually to offload new motors.
Translated article from todays ouest-france.fr
Party Cherbourg Sunday for Dublin, a ship of Irish Ferries was caught in the storm. Christophe Désilles, Rennes, 43, tells his galley 44 hours.
Christophe Désilles will long remember his crossing between Cherbourg and Dublin, on board the Epsilon. A cargo-passenger ship mixed 186 meters of Irish Ferries. He had "the fear of his life" . Embedded Sunday at 17 pm, Port Nord-Cotentin, for a trip with his girlfriend in Ireland, this Rennais 43 years came across the Channel with more than a day late, shocked and without vehicle.
The crossing, meant to be complete in 18 hours, lasted ... close to 44 hours for the hundreds of passengers on board. "The ferry sailed when the weather is bad and announced that other ships were sheltered bay Cotentin. Within hours, we were caught in a violent storm. "
The commander decided to take shelter in a bay north of the southwestern tip of England. "But he lost control. We were heckled in every way, in a constant din. We did not sleep, " says the forties before deplore the absence of crew information.
"We thought the finish against the rocks"
With winds at 150 km / h and a blocked horizon, pitching succeeded to roll. "The ferry sometimes bent at 45 degrees! " The Rennais also tells passengers screaming when a lorry broke away and crossed the bridge. " We all had the feeling of being lost. Moored a few kilometers from Bideford, north Cornwall, it was believed finish against the rocks. We expected to see happen tugs or helicopter. "
Arrived safely, "after a chaotic night" yesterday afternoon Christophe Désilles refused to disembark with twenty other passengers. Around 18 pm, the group was still kicking his heels on the ship. "We were denied access to our vehicles destroyed in the hold. We just wanted to see the damage for our insurance. We formed a group and we are ready to prosecute endangerment of others. " Several people were slightly injured.
Irish Ferries why she kept the departure despite calls for caution Maritime Prefecture of the Channel-North Sea? Contacted last night, the direction of the Irish company did not respond to our calls.