A video has captured the second a wave bursts into the deck of a automobile ferry. The Irish Ferries ship WB Yeats was crusing from Dublin to Cherbourg in France on Saturday night.
When it was off the coast of south west England the vessel was battered by waves with Irish Ferries saying the climate had been “heavier than forecast”. It noticed sea water spill into the higher automobile deck which was captured on video.
A separate movie confirmed the harm achieved to the automobile deck door. The captain turned the vessel round and headed again to Dublin.
Irish Ferries rerouted the passengers affected. The ship is now present process repairs in Belfast.
A spokesman for Irish Ferries stated: “Irish Ferries can verify that Saturday’s W.B. Yeats crusing from Dublin to Cherbourg was impacted by heavier climate than forecast which triggered some minor harm on the higher automobile deck. The ship returned to Dublin, which is the traditional protocol when these occasions occur. Irish Ferries rerouted passengers impacted, and apologise for the climate associated disruption.”
Irish Ferries formally launched its W.B. Yeats ferry again in 2019. At 195 metres lengthy, it may possibly accommodate 300 automobiles, 165 vehicles and 1,800 passengers.