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Cars wrecked as storms hit ferry
Cars and lorries were wrecked in the ferry incident

Hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of damage has been caused to cars and lorries on board a ferry which got caught in storms near Shetland.

Eighty cars were damaged when the Faroese Ferry Norrona began to roll after losing power in high winds on Monday when sailing from Norway.

The ferry was forced to call into Lerwick for repairs to its stabilisers, which were badly damaged.

Divers worked on the ferry and it resumed its journey on Tuesday evening.

'Completely crushed'

One driver told BBC Scotland: "We lost our car, it was parked next to a trailer, it was totalled.

"A caravan between us was completely crushed."

Another person on board said of the storms: "You could not walk properly and you could not sleep."

Insurers were expected to begin assessing the damage on Wednesday.

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