Irish Ferry ‘Hits Whale’
” Thousands of passengers have had travel plans disrupted after a ferry struck a whale just off Holyhead in north Wales.
Irish Ferries have confirmed its Dublin Swift service would be grounded for two days following the incident at 1400 BST on Tuesday.
The ‘soft impact’ collision happened as the vessel approached the port of Holyhead. No one was injured.
The company’s sales manager Declan Mescall said: “We’re not too sure exactly what happened.
“We certainly hit a submerged object this afternoon, about half an hour out from Holyhead port.
“The Jonathan Swift hit something big and soft and the suggestion is that it’s some kind of sea mammal.”
He said the vessel was travelling at about 40 knots at the time of the impact. “
I would love to know what the other ‘suggestions’ were for something ‘big and soft’ in the middle of the Irish Sea. Maybe they thought they’d had too much Guinness and were imagining things again…
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