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Mangled cars and overturned trucks - Incredible pictures reveal damage caused to cargo on Storm Imogen-hit Irish Ferries boat

Published 11/02/2016 | 11:09

Photo: Afloat.ie
Photo: Afloat.ie
Photo: Afloat.ie
Photo: Afloat.ie
Photo: Afloat.ie
Photo: Afloat.ie
Photo: Afloat.ie
Photo: Afloat.ie
Photo: Afloat.ie
Photo: Afloat.ie
Photo: Afloat.ie
Photo: Afloat.ie

Thousands of euro of damage was caused to cars and cargo onboard an Irish Ferries ship after it encountered Storm Imogen.

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The 2011 Italian–built ship hit winds of a constant 60–knots with gusts of 105–knots at times, according to Afloat.ie on its route from Cherbourg to Dublin on Sunday.

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The Irish Ferries boat Epsilon suffered thousands of euro of cargo damage, after leaving Cherbourg Sunday at 17:30 into Storm Imogen.

Pictures show cars crushed and crushed cargo littering the hull.

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The Force 11 strength winds meant that boat had to take shelter in calmer waters off the North Devon coast.

The sailing, which was due to make land in Dublin at 11am on Monday morning eventually arrived on Tuesday at lunchtime.

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There were approximately 100 people on board it is understood. There are no reports of any injuries.

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