Categories: Cairnryan, Larne, NewsPublished On: 18.12.2018149 words0.7 min read

A man caught up in a “major incident” on a ferry from Northern Ireland to Scotland has described how a “big dip” caused lorries to topple over.

Emergency services were called out to Cairnryan at about 07:40 after severe weather hit the service from Larne.

Lorry driver Niall Mcerlean said “all the wrecking took place” about halfway through the journey.

No-one was badly hurt but some people were stuck in vehicles. Police said the port would be shut for some time.

They said anyone planning on sailing should only travel “if absolutely necessary”.

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch said it was “liaising closely” with those involved to determine the circumstances of the “cargo shift” on board the vessel.

Ferry operator P&O said its 16:30 sailing had been cancelled and it urged affected passengers to call 0800 130 0030to arrange alternative travel.

Full article, with video, on the BBC News website here