Cross-Channel sailings cancelled after ferries collide in strong winds at Port of Calais
The two ships collided in
strong winds at the Port of Calais
Some cross-Channel sailings from Kent have been cancelled this
morning after two ferries collided over the weekend.
P&O's Pride of Burgundy hit the MyFerryLink ship Berlioz
when it lost control during strong winds in the Port of Calais on
While the Berlioz is being repaired, at least two sailings have
been cancelled this morning and passengers transferred to
another vessel, the Rodin.
The crash happened as P&O ferry the Pride of Burgundy was
leaving Calais heading for Dover at 10.30am.
A spokesman from the company said a strong gust of wind caused
it to collide with the Berlioz.
Ferry crash. Pride of
Burgundy damage. Picture: @Kent_999s
No one was injured, but both ships were damaged in the
The Pride of Burgundy suffered damage to its right bridge wing,
but was fixed within a couple of hours and put back into
The Dover-bound passengers aboard at the time of the incident
were transferred to another ship to complete their journey.
However, crossings were delayed as the bad weather continued.
The ferries battled with the weather all day with a strong
northerly wind causing delays and disruptions.
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