Ferry up against quayside
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Ferry damaged after hitting dock at Harwich

Almost 500 passengers were stranded on a ferry for more than two hours after it struck the quay while docking and started to let in water.

The DFDS ferry Sirena Seaways, with 489 passengers on board, hit Parkeston Quay, in Harwich, Essex, just after midday.

Eyewitnesses said the ship was listing after the accident, which holed the vessel beneath the water line.

Stuart Ratcliffe reports.

  • 22 Jun 2013
  • From the section UK
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