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Cruiseship 'Detaches' from Moorings as Storm Ali's High Winds Batter Scotland

20th September 2018
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The sheer force of Storm Ali forced the cruiseship Nautica to detach, Afloat adds from moorings at Greenock Cruise Terminal on the Clyde, Scotland. Afloat has identified Nautica is docked in Belfast Harbour today and is scheduled to make a visit to Dublin Port this Saturday. The sheer force of Storm Ali forced the cruiseship Nautica to detach, Afloat adds from moorings at Greenock Cruise Terminal on the Clyde, Scotland. Afloat has identified Nautica is docked in Belfast Harbour today and is scheduled to make a visit to Dublin Port this Saturday. Photo: Image: @1PMcCurdy

#CruiseLiners - A cruiseship which due to Storm Ali was forced to detach from its moorings in Scotland as the severe winds (yesterday) unleashed chaos across the country.

The cruiseship writes the Express, tore away from its moorings in Greenock, close to Glasgow in Scotland.

Tug boats were called to the Nautica, which had 478 passengers and 26 crew on board.

Afloat adds the 30,000 gross tonnage cruiseship operated by Prestige Cruises arrived this morning to Belfast Harbour.

The 181m ship is scheduled to visit Dublin Port this Saturday. 

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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