Stena Line can confirm that a collision occurred last night (Wednesday March 7) involving the Stena Feronia ferry, on its approach to Belfast, and a cargo vessel Union Moon.
There were no injuries to any of the 51 passengers or 47 crew on board.
The Feronia, which left Birkenhead at approximately 11.45am on Wednesday morning, was able to continue its journey and berth in Belfast shortly after the incident occurred.
Stena Line Head of PR and Communications Diane Poole OBE said:
“We are very happy with how our staff handled last night’s incident.
Following the incident, passengers on board the Stena Feronia were given reassurance from the Captain that they were not at risk as our standard emergency procedures were put into place, which included assembly at muster stations and the issue of life jackets.
Our staff, who are well trained for such emergencies as a result of weekly safety drills, were in control of the situation at all times and the vessel safely berthed at approximately 20.00hrs. There were no injuries to any of the 51 passengers or 47 crew on board.
A Stena Line coach met the foot passengers onboard and brought them to the terminal where staff were available to assist with onward journeys and any assistance required.
We are now in the process of writing to all passengers that were on the affected sailing last night while customers affected by the cancelled sailings are being contacted to discuss alternative travel arrangements via other Stena Line Routes.
We are cooperating with the relevant maritime authorities as part of their investigation into what happened.”
We apologise for any inconvenience caused to passengers on this vessel.
If you are due to travel to Belfast/Liverpool and have any queries regarding your booking please call us on
08447 70 70 70.
MEDIA ENQUIRIES: For further information please contact Michael Rafferty or Stephanie Campbell of Duffy Rafferty Communications on 07768 336169.