Ferry passengers stranded overnight make their way to Wales

The ferry left Rosslare yesterday but could not berth due to storms

Ferry passengers stranded overnight make their way to Wales

File photo | Image: RollingNews.ie

Stena Ferry passengers stranded off Wales overnight are finally on their way into port at Fishguard.

The ferry left Rosslare yesterday but could not berth due to high winds and rough seas.

The boat dropped anchor about 6 kilometres offshore.

The company cancelled last night's planned sailing of the Stena Europe from Rosslare to Fishguard.

Services on the Dublin to Holyhead route are operating with delays.

There were reported to be 87 passengers and 59 crew members on board the Stena Europe vessel.

It comes after more than 70 flood warnings were put in place in the UK, after large parts of England and Wales were battered by heavy rain and gale force winds.

Stena Line's head of PR and communications, Diane Poole, says the passengers are in good spirits and delighted to be continuing their journey.