Cars and Lorries Mangled on Irish Ferries by Storm Imogen

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The Cherbourg to Dublin Irish Ferry was hit with 105-knot winds as it was returning to Dublin on Sunday.  Hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of vehicles were wrecked as they pinballed around the cargo deck.  Thankfully no-one was injured in the incident apart from travellers pride and joy.

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Boabybooster 17:04 | Thu 11 Feb, 2016 | Report
105 knot winds, lucky the thing didn't sink. Sorry. your car was damaged in international waters, your policy doesn't cover you for that......
Cess 17:43 | Thu 11 Feb, 2016 | Report
Wow! Carnage. Didn't hear a thing about this.
brendy 17:51 | Thu 11 Feb, 2016 | Report
| Wow! Carnage. Didn't hear a thing about this.
Errr. I hope she has buggered off by Sunday..... :(
cormac81 17:59 | Thu 11 Feb, 2016 | Report
I spot a Nissan squashqai..:p
Eager 18:22 | Thu 11 Feb, 2016 | Report
Idiots in the ferry management.
SMURF1 18:26 | Thu 11 Feb, 2016 | Report
My car was coming into dublin on saturday but ship gave up and headed away out of way till yesterday till all had calmed down. Took few attempts on saturday but gave up. By looks of that boat thank god he did.
G N K 18:28 | Thu 11 Feb, 2016 | Report
Oh think of the paperwork with that lot.
BarryPort 18:34 | Thu 11 Feb, 2016 | Report
| Idiots in the ferry management.
Im not going to argue with you on this, but how do you know damaged vehicles was down to poor deck planning? EDIT: Sorry you mean the cavalier attitude of 'Send 'er on, she'l make the crossing rightly' management? If so I see where your coming from.
Eager 18:40 | Thu 11 Feb, 2016 | Report
yep, thats what i mean, plenty of weather reports and experience to know when to live by the old "any port in a storm" rule captain was probably told that ship sails, or your out of work
BarryPort 18:58 | Thu 11 Feb, 2016 | Report
| yep, thats what i mean, plenty of weather reports and experience to know when to live by the old "any port in a storm" rule captain was probably told that ship sails, or your out of work
Know all about it. We're 'fortunate' enough to work aboard the company's flagship. Latest in the industry, £550M joint venture with SHELL. Winter of 2013/2014 we were the only Dive Support Vessel out of 8 in the North Sea still working, everyone else had ran for shelter in Peterhead, Invergorden or Aberdeen, but we had to prove a point. Myself & a fella from Chester were working on the seabed until we were physically dragged off the job as the vessel couldn't hold her position after getting hit side on by a 92knot squall. You'l make the headlines alright lads..


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