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Ferry workers under investigation after failing drug and alcohol tests

Cairnryan port Credit: PA

Workers on a ferry operating between southern Scotland and Northern Ireland are under investigation for failing drug and alcohol tests.

Stena Line said that 'a number of employees' on board its Belfast to Cairnryan service failed random testing.

The company confirmed that tests were carried out when controlled drugs went missing from a secure medical room on board the vessel.

The workers have since been suspended, or had their contracts terminated, and police have been informed of the incident.

Stena Line released a statement:

Stena Line has a strict policy in place prohibiting the use of drugs unless they are prescribed by a medical professional and do not inhibit the performance and ability of an employee to carry out their work in a safe way, the same policy contains the zero blood alcohol level requirement."

Stena Line can confirm that as a result of random testing, a number of employees onboard its Belfast – Cairnryan operation have failed the test and as a result Stena Line is now carrying out a full investigation as part of its established disciplinary process.

– Stena Line