Ferry and cargo vessel collide

A passenger ferry and a cargo vessel have collided in Belfast Lough.

It happened close to the Fairway buoy about a mile and a half from shore between Carrickfergus and Helen’s Bay around 19:45 GMT on Wednesday.

There are no reports of any injuries.

It is understood the Stena ferry has now docked at the Stena terminal. The other vessel – a cargo ship, the Union Moon – was accompanied by the coastguard as it was brought back to Belfast.

The ferry was on its way from Birkenhead, Merseyside, to Belfast when the collision happened.

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Story courtesy of the BBC.

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