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Lorries overturn on Cairnryan ferry sparking major emergency service response

Emergency services at the P&O terminal in Cairnryan Photo: James Ryder

A major emergency services response has been sparked after lorries overturned on a ferry docked at Cairnryan in high winds.

Several ambulances were sent to the scene at the P&O Ferries terminal along with police and fire services after the vehicles shifted on board the ferry, causing damage.

No one is reported to have been injured in the incident on which happened at around 7.30am on Tuesday.

Fifty-two passengers and 56 crew members were on board the European Causeway for the crossing from Larne to Cairnryan.

Overturned lorries on board the ferry at Cairnryan Credit: James Ryder

P&O Ferries said in a statement: "We can confirm that an incident took place on the European Causeway this morning.

"In extreme weather conditions, a number of vehicles have moved position on the decks causing damage onboard.

"All passengers and crew are safely accounted for, there are no reports of injuries and the emergency services are in attendance."