Ferry evacuated after hitting wall

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Published: Sunday 9th November 2014 by The News Editor

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Passengers and crew were evacuated from a ferry this morning after it hit a harbour wall.

The Dover Seaways ship operated by DFDS hit the dock as it left the harbour for the 8am crossing to Dunkirk today.

A Port of Dover spokeswoman confirmed the incident and said the emergency services were in attendance.

She said: “Our first priority is to ensure safety of all those on board the vessel.

“Clearly we are very concerned for the well being of passengers and crew and we are supporting DFDS and emergency services in assessing any injuries to passengers and crew.

“The crew of the Dover Seaways and our own team have immediately put emergency plans into practice to ensure the safety of those on board.

“The vessel, Dover Seaways, is safely berthed in the Eastern Docks. We praise all concerned for their swift response.

“Naturally the incident will be subject to our own internal investigation and that of the appropriate statutory authorities.”

Published: Sunday 9th November 2014 by The News Editor

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