Ferry collision on the river Mersey

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Saturday, February 3, 2007

The Sea Express One (formerly SeaCat Isle of Man) of the Isle of Man Steam Packet was hit twice, in heavy fog on the River Mersey at Liverpool by a tug towing the Alaska Rainbow cargo ship near the entrance to Alfred Dock, Birkenhead, at 11.20 on Saturday morning.

None of the reported 294 passengers and crew were hurt, and the ferry is moored at Liverpool Pier Head while water is being pumped from the engine room. 80 cars remain on board, and passengers have been warned that some may have been damaged.

While further north a plane was lost in the fog. Missing airplane may have been found.