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Rudder repair took longer than expected
Hundreds of passengers including groups of schoolchildren and elderly disabled people were stranded in a ferry terminal for up to six hours as the departure of the "Pride of Hull" from Rotterdam was unexpectedly delayed on Apr 9, 2017. The ferry was due to leave the port at 9 p.m. The passengers say they were kept waiting in the terminal with a tweet from P&O Ferries confirming that the departure was delayed due to a routine repair to the ship's rudder which took much longer than expected and the ship could not be moved back on to the berth until it was complete so passengers could not embark. The ferry left Rotterdam in the night and made up time, arriving in Kingston upon Hull only two hours late.
Injured man airlifted after fight on board
One man had to be airlifted to hospital from the "Pride of Hull" on the North Sea after a fight between two passengers. The fight was resulting in head injuries to one of the men. The Coastguard airlifted the man from the ferry and took him to hospital late on Feb 20, 2016. The alleged fight happened early on in the crossing after it left Hull docks. Report with photos: http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/update/2016-02-21/man-airlifted-from-ferry-after-passenger-fight/
18 stowaways found on lorry
18 suspected illegal migrants have been found in the back of a lorry on the "Pride of Hull" in Hull after travelling from the Rotterdam on Feb 18, 2016. The group evaded security in Europoort, Rotterdam, and hid on the freight deck of the ferry. After it docked, they were found during a routine UK Border Force search. The ferry left Rtterdam on Feb 17 at 9 p.m. (nd arrived at Hull at 7 a.m. The driver of the lorry, a 51-year-old man, has been arrested on suspicion of facilitating illegal immigration and is also in custody pending interview by Immigration Enforcement crime team officers. None of the men and women aboard came into contact with P&O customers. They were now in detention pending interview by immigration officers.Upload News