- 16 updates
A ferry which was damaged when it hit a quay at Harwich International Port in Essex is due back in service on Friday.
The DFDS ferry, Sirena Seaways, has been out of action for nearly two weeks, while being repaired in Germany.
It's expected to return to normal service sailing between Denmark and Harwich.
A ferry that crashed into the quay at Harwich on Saturday is being repaired in Germany. The Sirena Seaways service between Essex and Denmark has been suspended after the incident.
The ferry operator says it is helping customers find alternative routes but some say they are disappointed with the support they have received
A ferry that crashed into the quay at Harwich is having to go to Germany to be repaired.
The Sirena Seaways service between Essex and Denmark is suspended this week following the incident just before midday on Saturday. None of the 489 passengers were hurt.
The ferry operator says it is helping customers find alternative routes but some say they are disappointed with the support they have received.
Ferry operator DFDS says they do not yet know what caused the incident. An investigation by DFDS Seaways and the Danish maritime authorities is underway.
The damage to the ship has been investigated, and there is some damage to the hull in the front of the ship and on the bulb, and unfortunately it could not, as they had hoped, be repaired in the port.
Therefore the ship has to go to a shipyard for repairs. Available dry dock capacity was found in Bremerhaven in Germany.
Once the repairs have been completed, they will then have to be approved for safe sailing before the ship can go back into service.
Ferry operator DFDS says sailings from Harwich to Denmark will be suspended for a week after the Sirena Seaways ferry struck the quay at Parkeston on Saturday. The ship needs to be repaired in dry dock and will be out of service until Saturday 29 June. None of the 489 passengers were hurt.
Services have been suspended on DFDS Seaways between Harwich and Esbjerg due to incident involving a ferry at Harwich.
The Sirena Seaways ferry was damaged on entering Harwich Port today - DFDS sailings are suspended whilst the situation is assessed.
Sirena Seaways is part of the ferry operator DFDS Seaways which travels to France, Holland and Denmark.
DFDS Seaways said in a statement: "
Meanwhile, Fire Officer Terry Jewell said: