Belfast Telegraph

Captain charged after ships crash

The captain of a cargo ship involved in a collision with a passenger ferry in Belfast Lough has been charged with being over the alcohol limit, police have said.

Passengers on the Stena Line ferry en route from Birkenhead on Wednesday night said they feared disaster when they were initially warned they may have to abandon the ship.

The 55-year-old is due to appear at magistrate's court in Newtownards, Co Down.

The ferry was travelling from Birkenhead to Belfast when the collision occurred at around 7.45pm at the entrance to the Lough.

Both vessels suffered damage, but no-one was injured and the ferry was able to safely complete its journey.


From Belfast Telegraph