Disruption as ferry ‘hits whale’

Thousands of passengers have had travel plans disrupted after a ferry struck a whale just off Holyhead in north Wales.
Irish Ferries have confirmed its Dublin Swift service would be in dock for two days following the incident at 1400 BST on Tuesday.

The “soft impact” collision happened as the vessel approached the port of Holyhead. No one was injured.

A spokesman for Irish Ferries said the 4,000 passengers booked on the sailings will be accommodated on the car ferry.