Thousands of commuters were left stranded on snowed-in platforms after many trains from Belgium were canceled, including some of the Thalys high-speed trains to France, Germany and the Netherlands. The operator said high winds and a heavy swell meant ferries were unable to dock at Ardrossan and another route, with less capacity, had to be used. It will consider the feasibility of re-opening the linkspan for more vessels but CMAL said it was possible more assessments would be required. 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Spokesman Hagen Vetter said Autobahn 45 in Germany looked 'like a battlefield' following the horrific crash yesterday afternoon. The issue was raised in the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday by Tory MSP Jamie Greene who said long term problems with the linkspan were "untenable and unacceptable". 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Ferry to Robben Island Times. Hundreds of French schoolchildren left stuck on a ferry stranded in the English Channel for more than 24 hours finally made it home last night. Nearly 500 cars were blocked near Cherbourg where snowdrifts piled up almost two feet and winds reached more than 60 mph. Magical moment base jumpers leap from cliff face. You may be there until Friday. The seas were rough and the ferry rocked back and forth. Due to this, a massive amount of water quickly flooded the ferry. 2:48:43. In previous years ferries from Brodick have been redirected to Gourock in stormy weather but the linkspan - a type of drawbridge that allows for changes in water levels - has been unable to unload vehicles since September. Arran ferry: Hundreds of ferry passengers 'stranded' on island, 'Don't give up, the storm ends': A message of hope. The ferry left Rosslare in the Republic of Ireland at around 9am yesterday, but severe weather conditions meant the ferry had to abandon its initial attempts at docking … ... Guernsey Harbours blame bad weather for Condor's docking problems. Published: 08:38 EST, 12 March 2013 | Updated: 06:30 EST, 13 March 2013. Rent a car and tour some ruins. The crew of a CalMac ferry have been praised for their skill as dramatic footage showed the vessel struggling to berth in stormy seas. Hundreds of passengers stranded on ferry in English Channel for more than 24 hours after bad weather causes travel chaos in Europe. Find Your Dock Now. Note that these trips are weather permitting. Gavin Fulton, chairman of the Arran Ferry Action Group, said the lack of a back-up facility was leading to more regular disruption. 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Passengers stuck on Stena ferry overnight due to bad weather. Contributing to the disaster were design flaws in the ferry's structure and the poor handling of the emergency by the crew. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. But when it finally berthed after five attempts yesterday - 24 hours later than expected - the seafarers anxious to disembark were forced to remain onboard a further four hours when the boat’s bow doors jammed. 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"Some residents are travelling three days ahead of schedule to make sure they get there on time - it's adding stress to people's lives". The ferry docking after being stranded for more than 24 hours . A total of 245 French school pupils were among those onboard. Create Your Own! Related Videos. CMAL said a report would be released later this month into whether the linkspan could be used for unloading vehicles again in the future. France replaces lockdown with evening curfew, How Covid changed our lives - in 12 charts, New Uighur cotton evidence 'game-changer' for fashion brands, Bogus reports, accidental finds - the Oxford vaccine story. "There are a lot of people with hospital appointments who need to get to the mainland for scans and results. Contact us today to find out what a JetDock solution can do for you. Gourock has been unavailable as an alternative this winter due to a fault with a linkspan loading ramp. Stuart Bell witnessed such skill firsthand while waiting for the Isle of Arran ferry at the port of Ardrossan on February 14. They blamed bad weather as the main cause of the disaster, producing waves higher than the safe limit height for the ferry, which is two metres (6 ft 7 in). A snowplow attempts to improve travel conditions in Godewaersvelde, northern France, Snow and freezing temperatures made travel difficult for commuters, In Cherbourg, northern France, snowdrifts piled up two feet and winds reached more than 60 mph, Hundreds of flights were cancelled after Frankfurt airport was closed yesterday afternoon. Good luck. Roads around northern France were blocked by snow or closed by transport authorities, and trucks were banned from several routes. Bad weather affected the Maputo-Catembe crossing yesterday, with high winds preventing the 1:00 p.m. ferry docking at Catembe. The BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) said in a media release on Monday, January 20 that closure is because of the current adverse weather conditions and the subsequent marine advisories that remain in effect over the British Virgin Islands. A passenger ferry caught in bad weather collided with a huge loading crane at the port of Barcelona, ... showed the ship being dragged towards the side of the dock around 8 a.m. local time. NBC News Special Report: Funeral for Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta. The operator said high winds and a heavy swell meant ferries were unable to dock in Ardrossan. The infrastructure is ageing and the long-term solution is to fully upgrade the harbour infrastructure. A ferry was hit by big wave from a storm on Aug 10, traumatising its 217 passengers. .css-1xgx53b-Link{font-family:ReithSans,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:700;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;color:#FFFFFF;}.css-1xgx53b-Link:hover,.css-1xgx53b-Link:focus{-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}Read about our approach to external linking. A large ferry has collided with a crane at the port of Barcelona, Spain, following bad weather and strong winds. But because conditions in the English Channel remained dangerous, harbour authorities warned the ship's captain against moving the ferry. The Cozumel pier is not such a challenge for docking as the Playa del Carmen pier which is subject to huge swells . Published: 08:38 EST, 13 March 2013 | Updated: 06:30,... 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