Irish Ferries ship evacuated after crashing into dock in Welsh port
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Irish Ferries ship evacuated after crashing into dock in Welsh port

AN IRISH Ferries ship crashed into a dock with 650 passengers on board at a port in Wales yesterday.

Strong gale force winds blew the Irish Ferries Jonathan Swift ship blew the ship back into the dock as it left Holyhead port in Anglesey, South Wales.

Its hull crashed into the dock it had just departed.

The vessel had been departing Holyhead bound for Dublin at around noon yesterday afternoon (August 4).

No passengers were injured but the ship has been damaged, with three Irish Ferries services cancelled after the crash.

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"Due to weather conditions, the craft sustained some damage above its water line," an Irish Ferries spokesman confirmed to The Irish Post.

"The damage is currently being assessed and will be repaired at Holyhead. There were no reported injuries and passengers have been accommodated on alternative routes.

"For any further information, please check the website and passengers notifications via email and SMS”.

The Jonathan Swift is one of the most popular Irish Ferries vessels, with the Holyhead to Dublin route being operated up to six times a day.