Belfast Ferry Evacuated Due to Suspicious Device Search

By ,   October 7, 2018 ,   Accidents

All travellers were evacuated from a passenger ferry bound for Liverpool England amid reports of "suspicious device" onboard.

Northern Ireland's Police Service revealed the Belfast-Liverpool service had been held in the Northern Irish capital while the ferry was searched, following a report that a device had been left onboard a ferry docked in port Belfast and bound for Liverpool.

Port of Belfast (Northern Ireland)

Image: Port of Belfast (Northern Ireland)

PSNI announced that all passengers had been safely evacuated and the Police Service and Harbour Police officers were carrying out search of the vessel.  

PSNI later confirmed that nothing had been found on the ferry and passengers had been allowed to board. 

Belfast Harbour is a maritime hub of great importance, handling 67% of the seaborne trade of Northern Ireland and about 25% of maritime trade of the entire Ireland island.