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Last Updated: Monday, 31 December 2007, 11:43 GMT
Sailings resume after ferry shunt
SpeedOne vessel
All passengers had disembarked from SpeedOne when it hit the pier
Repairs to the side of a ferry which collided with a pier in Kent have been inspected and approved.

SpeedFerries said its catamaran vessel, SpeedOne, had now resumed operations from Dover to Boulogne.

She was being berthed at the Hoverport at Dover's Western Docks when the accident happened following her final sailing on Friday night.

A hole on the ferry's side was repaired and she has been deemed fit to sail following the work.

Passenger reimbursed

A SpeedFerries spokeswoman said SpeedOne had left Dover for Boulogne at about 0930 GMT on Monday.

There were no sailings over the weekend while inspections were carried out.

"Passengers were either reimbursed or able to move their ticket to another day," the spokeswoman said.

No passengers were on board the vessel when it hit the side of the Prince of Wales Pier, and SpeedFerries said no crew members were hurt.


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