Turners of Soham lorry Involved In Ferry Drama

PUBLISHED: 09:19 30 January 2009 | UPDATED: 10:43 04 May 2010

A SCOTTISH ferry was forced to cut its journey short after a Turners lorry was found to be hanging out of the back. The vehicle, travelling on the passenger ferry from Stranraer to Northern Ireland, is thought to have slid across the hold, and forced ope

A SCOTTISH ferry was forced to cut its journey short after a Turners lorry was found to be hanging out of the back.

The vehicle, travelling on the passenger ferry from Stranraer to Northern Ireland, is thought to have slid across the hold, and forced open the back door, where it was left hanging.

200 passengers and crew who were stranded on the ferry, which returned to Scotland but could not dock because of the vehicle's position were evacuated this morning, via a platform erected by the fire service.

Turners, based on the A142 at Soham, refused to comment on the incident. Their vehicle was carrying a non-ferrous sulphate powder, say police.

Nobody was injured in the incident, and police say maritime authorities and the ferry line owner Stena will conduct a full investigation.

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