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Saturday 25 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Ferry

This week
19th March 2023 - 25th March 2023
# Cocaine
Man arrested with €2.4 million of cocaine at Rosslare Europort
The drugs were discovered when Revenue officers stopped and searched a vehicle that had exited a ferry from Cherbourg, France.
Last year
# Disaster
Seven dead and more than 120 rescued from water after ferry fire in Philippines
Many of the 134 passengers and crew jumped into the water and were plucked from the sea by motorboats and cargo vessels.
# corfu
Greek rescuers find first ferry blaze victim, hours after another man is found alive
The 58-year-old Greek victim was one of 11 truck drivers who are missing.
# ionian sea
Eleven people missing after passenger ferry catches fire near Greece
Several people are still unaccounted for.
All time
# Explainer
Why is Brexit impacting deliveries to Ireland, and what else is being held up?
How exactly is Brexit affecting food supply chains and trade routes – and will things settle down soon?
# shipping news
New Rosslare to Dunkirk ferry route announced as businesses urged to avoid UK landbridge
The new service will start in January and operate six times per week.
# WB Yeats
Crew member of ferry missing after overnight search in Irish Sea
The search is being overseen by the HM Coastguard in Holyhead in Wales, but the Irish Coast Guard is providing assistance.
# Dublin Port
Bid to reroute ferries in Dublin amid row between P&O and Port of Liverpool
The P&O-owned vessel in Dublin – the Norbank – was fully loaded and ready to depart when the incident unfolded in Liverpool.
# ferry routes
Government sets aside €15 million to ensure continued operation of ferry routes
The money will cover a minimum three month period in order to ensure the continuity of the services.
# Migration
Department of Justice declines to comment on reports of migrants going missing
Some of the 16 Kurdish migrants found on a ferry in Rosslare on Thursday have reportedly left a reception centre.
# u-turn
UK government terminates £13.8m contract with Seaborne Freight for no-deal Brexit ferries
It’s been reported that the contract was cancelled after an Irish company, Arklow Shipping, withdrew its backing.
# false alarm
Belfast to Liverpool ferry evacuated amid fears of 'device' on board
The PSNI carried out a search of the ferry and said no device was found.
# Lake Victoria
'Negligence has cost us so many lives': Tanzania ferry death toll rises to over 200
The president has declared four days of national mourning and said the government would cover the funeral expenses of the victims.
# on hold
Irish Ferries cancels some Dublin-Holyhead sailings until next week due to technical fault
All passengers affected will be accommodated on an alternative ship or sailing, the company said.
# Carlingford
Ferry service faces uncertain future amid struggle to reach Brexit deal
Today marks the second anniversary of the Brexit vote.
# Rescue
Dozens still missing after ferry capsized at Indonesia's Lake Toba
The wooden vessel sank yesterday afternoon with an estimated 80 people aboard.
# Donegal
Families say they will leave Tory Island if 42-year-old ferry comes into service
Islanders are taking their protest to the gates of Leinster House next week.
# Sold
The famous Jonathan Swift ferry that runs from Dublin to Holyhead is being sold
Irish Continental Group is offloading the vessel for over €15m.
# New Zealand
Seven survivors from missing ferry found drifting in a dinghy on the Pacific Ocean
Six adults and a baby were on board the dinghy.
# ferry bad news
Maiden voyage of new Louth-Down ferry service cancelled due to 'severe weather'
The ferry, which will cross over Carlingford Lough, has rescheduled its maiden voyage for tomorrow.
# Sea Rescue
Ferry crew 'were not trained to rescue people who fell into sea on Aran Islands'
A report from the Marine Casualty Investigation Board found that the two people would not have been rescued without the help of bystanders.
# Homeward Bound
Four 'designer pups' seized at Dublin Port after being discovered in carry on luggage
The animals were not microchipped nor did they have pet passports.
# Valentia Island
'It will destroy tourism here': Islanders worried as ferry set to be decomissioned
Michael Healy-Rae has called the ferry a “lifeline” to the people of south Kerry.
# Irish Ferries
Body found during Welsh-Irish search for woman who went missing from ferry
A woman was reported missing to gardaí this morning after an Irish ferry docked in Rosslare.
# Stranded
Request for navy to be drafted in to settle Inis Mór ferry dispute
The ferry service is “an essential link to the mainland and is used by people travelling to work and school among other reasons”.
# Sexual Abuse
Law lecturer convicted of possessing child pornography loses latest legal challenge
Julian Myerscough was arrested on 2 October 2015 at a hotel in Dublin on foot of a European arrest warrant.
# Aran Islands
Residents of Inis Mór will be left without a ferry service from next month
Residents had originally been told the service would cease operation in January.
# Support
Paramedic goes the extra mile to help older woman whose husband died on Irish ferry
“They came over for a weekend away, this lady was lost – she was in complete shock.”
# Epsilon
PHOTOS: Irish ferry badly damaged after sailing into Storm Imogen
One observer said it was most likely the “worst ever” crossing from France and it was “lucky the ship was not lost”.
# the jungle
Calais port closed after migrants board ferry in bid to reach Britain
It estimated that between 30 and 40 migrants had boarded the Spirit of Britain ferry, operated by P&O.
Air Corps helicopter used to drop water on Ireland's Eye gorse fire
Dublin Fire Brigade ferried equipment to the Ireland to fight the fire.
# Concerned
Daniel Bradley is missing from Manchester and may be in Ireland
The 53-year-old got on a ferry to Belfast on Monday.
# Balearic Islands
Passengers and crew abandon ship after fire engulfs Spanish ferry
156 passengers and crew were on board when the fire broke out.
# ferry good
The Condor Ferries safety rap is the cringiest thing you'll see today
Warning: Terrible rhymes inside.
# the last ride
Stena Line has cancelled its Holyhead summer route
The number of passengers had fallen from 1,719,853 in 1998 to 141,652 last year.
# news wrap
Today's top stories in 6 seconds
Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Monday
A crash in Kerry, Ebola in Scotland and a tragedy on a Ferry had everyone talking today.
# Rescue
'I watched my husband die...I tried to save him but I couldn't'
Rescuers battled through the night to help hundreds trapped on board the Norman Atlantic.
# Ferry Disaster
Photos: The Norman Atlantic sailed from Rosslare six months before tragic fire
An Irish passenger who travelled on the vessel in June said it was scary to think he was on the boat just six months ago.
# news wrap
Today's top stories in 6 seconds
Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.