Cars damaged on rough ferry

Up to 30 cars were damaged during a rough crossing from Poole to Jersey in the Channel Islands. Although no one was hurt, some passengers said it was the worst journey they've experienced and questioned whether it was right to sail.

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"It was like the boat going through brick walls"

Passengers have described a ferry crossing through bad weather was like "the boat going through a load of brick walls". About 30 cars were damaged when a ferry made a crossing from Poole to Jersey in force six winds. Cars bumbed into each other in the hold during the sailing yesterday.

Condor Ferries said cars were strapped down but the rough conditions caused them to move. The added the ferry was "operating within safety guidelines" and added no-one was hurt.