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Stena Line Ferry Remains At Sea After Terrifying Night Stranded On The Waters

By Alana Laverty

December 20, 2016 at 12:18am


A Stena Line ferry that left Wexford yesterday morning for Wales remains stranded at sea. 

The ferry departed Rosslare at 9AM and was due to arrive in Fishguard, Wales at 12:30PM, however, with Storm Angus raging on extreme weather conditions prevented the ferry from docking at the port. 

Another attempt was made later in the day but was again unsuccessful. 

"The health and safety of passengers and crew is of paramount importance Stena Line, therefore the passengers will remain onboard overnight and a second attempt at docking will take place at midday tomorrow (Tuesday)."

Stena Line spokesperson

The passengers and crew spent the night at sea just off the Welsh coast. A fresh attempt to dock will be made at midday today. 


According to The Irish Times, the Irish Coast Guard said conditions were not conducive to a pleasant voyage as a northerly wind was blowing down the Irish Sea creating large waves. 

Further Ferry services were suspended last night due to the very poor weather conditions. Services are expected to resume today but if you're meant to be travelling via Ferry today, double check services are still running. 

Storm Angus is wreaking havoc right now and the coast guard is asking people to stay away from exposed shores and to take extreme caution. 

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