Two passengers fell over board and were rescued
Two people have been rescued from the water after going overboard on the 'Stena Horizon' on Feb 25, 2021, at 6.45 p.m. as the ferry approached Belfast Harbour. The two people have been plucked from the water by rescue crews from two ferries. Stena Line deployed emergency response crews from both the 'Stena Horizon' and 'Stena Superfast VIII' which was in the vicinity at the time. The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service dispatched two Rapid Response Paramedics, two Emergency Crews and three HART Officers to the incident at 7 p.m. The rescued were attended to by the emergency service crews waiting on the dockside in Belfast. Following assessment and initial treatment at the scene, one patient was taken to the Royal Children’s Hospital in Belfast and an adult to the Royal Victoria Hospital’s emergency department. Stena Line has informed all relevant authorities of the incident and was currently assisting with the various investigations now under way. The matter has also been reported to the PSNI.
Quarantine on ferry nearing its end
The 'Stena Horizon' which has been anchored off Anglesey for days in pos. 53° 22.40' N 004° 12.11' W after a Covid-19 outbreak could set sail this week after crew all tested negative for a second time. The entire crew had to self isolate after seven positive coronavirus tests. The remaining 52 crew who had tested negative stay in Holyhead Travelodge, their local homes, or on the ferry as they isolated. They have now undergone a second test - with everyone coming back negative again. Their 14 day self isolation period ends on Nov 19. Stena Line was liaising with the public health authorities in Wales and Ireland with the aim of returning the vessel to service as soon as is practical. It could set sail to Rosslare on Nov 20 at the earliest - and then re-start operations over the weekend. Report with photos: https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/ferry-anchored-anglesey-crew-stay-19295224
The entire crew of the 'Stena Horizon' self isolating
The entire crew of the 'Stena Horizon' was self isolating - including 23 at Holyhead Travelodge - after seven workers tested positive for coronavirus. Last week it was revealed three crew members on the ferry were isolating after positive coronavirus cases. This saw the testing of the entire crew on the vessel - with seven crew members coming back positive. Stena also asked the 52 crew members who tested negative to self-isolate. Some were doing this on the vessel, and others have gone back to homes on Anglesey. Stena has also block booked the Travelodge in Holyhead, where 23 crew - who have all tested negative - were now staying. The firm will be delivering food to them while they are there. It was not yet known when the ferry will re-enter service.Upload News