Ship's Captain describes final voyage

She's the equivalent of about 78 in human years, she carried around 30 million passengers and did thousands of cross-channel trips but, as we showed you last week, the Pride of Calais met a somewhat undignified end, being deliberately crashed into the shore at a recycling yard in Turkey.

Now her captain has talked to Meridian about what it was like bringing her days to an end. David Johns reports, speaking to the ship's former Master, Paul Wood.

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Cross channel ferry's final journey to the beach

It's not often you see a cross-channel ferry steaming at full speed - onto the shore. That's the moment captured in this dramatic footage of the ship known for more than twenty years as the Pride of Calais.