Stena ferry passengers stranded at sea finally reach Wales

A Stena Line ferry stranded off the coast of Wales for almost 24 hours has finally docked in Fishguard.


The ferry carrying 87 passengers and 59 crew on board left Rosslare harbour yesterday morning around 9am. It was due to dock around 12.30 but failed due to the high winds and rough seas. A second attempt was made later in the afternoon but that also unsuccessful.

The ferry spent the night around 6 km off the Welsh coast. Despite the ordeal the passengers remained in high spirits. A spokeswoman from Stena Line said “They are actually in great spirits, considering they have spent almost 24 hours on board. They are very relaxed but obviously anxious to get home or get to the destination they are going to.”

The ferry successfully docked around 11.oo this morning. Stena Line services are expected to run as normal today but passengers are advised to check in advance.


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