first_imgPassengers on-board the Arranmore Ferry were left terrified after a ‘rogue wave’ struck the boat.Passengers on-board the Arranmore Ferry were left shaken and frightened this morning after the boat was struck by a rogue wave. The popular ferry left Burtonport Pier at 9am and conditions at the time were described as favourable.As the Ferry left Arranmore Pier to head back towards Burtonport it was then caught off guard by a ferocious rogue wave which was caused by heavy swells just off the island. However, the boat was never in any danger and the boatmanship of the skipper of the Arranmore Ferry has been praised by experienced seaman and spokesman for the island Jerry Early.Early told Donegal Daily, “I seen it all unfold, the wave just came out of nowhere and just broke over the back off the boat.“As an experienced seaman I knew the boat was never in any danger and the skipper of the Ferry handled the situation superbly.“Of course the passengers would’ve got a huge fright and I know some were really shook up after it, but in truth they were never in any danger and the incident was handled expertly. The Arranmore Ferry recovered from being struck by the rogue wave and continued its passage to Burtonport Pier.There has been some disruption to the Ferry service but that is because of a low tide which makes landing difficult.The Ferry service will resume normally again later in the afternoon when the tide comes back in again.  PASSENGERS LEFT SHAKEN AFTER ROGUE WAVE HITS ARRANMORE FERRY was last modified: February 3rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Arranmore FerrydangerJerry EarlyPassengersRogue WaveserviceShakenskipperSwellsTerrifiedlast_img read more