Helicopter came to aid of ferry after quay crash

The Walton Coastguard Rescue Team, the Harwich RNLI lifeboat, the harbour launch boat, the search and rescue helicopter from RAF Wattisham were sent to the scene, along with a number of other nearby vessels and tugs that went to assist.

At 2.45pm the ferry was brought alongside at Harwich International Port and all of the passengers on board disembarked.

A helicopter has been seen flying above the ferry. Credit: ITV News

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Ferry 'hits quay' in Harwich

A passenger ferry is believed to have hit a quay as it docked in Harwich today, Essex Police said.