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Crash ferry's sailings suspended
Drifting ferry (picture courtesy Matthew Darby)
Tugs were called out to pull the ferry back to berth
Sailings of a North Sea ferry which collided with an oil rig in high winds have been suspended until repairs have been carried out.

The King of Scandinavia, operated by DFDS, broke free from its moorings in the Port of Tyne on Friday.

The captain on the 30,000-tonne ferry dropped anchor but could not stop it drifting 300m (984ft) across the river.

Sailings between Newcastle and the Netherlands have been suspended until 1 March to allow for repairs to the ship.

DFDS has launched an investigation into the incident.

There were not any passengers on board when it happened.

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