This is how you ground a ferry

Last updated 09:01 31/01/2014

A ferry makes a dramatic final docking by coming into land at speed, ready to be taken apart after 24 years of service.

Relevant offers

World

One Blackberry closes 450 start-ups open Major US cable TV merger backed Euro hedge funds booming Yellen bares her teeth on financial regulation Bridgestone executive in court China's credit falls, money supply slows Citigroup income up, concerns remain Mexico cracks down on financial kingpins Murdoch Jr's $30m superyacht calls Aussie shares being manipulated

It was a spot on the shore too tight to park in, but nothing a high speed approach couldn't fix.

Footage has emerged of a Turkish ferry speeding to the shore on its final journey, before scraping to a standstill between two other boats readied for the gas axe.

The ferry, the Ostend Spirit, was retired by its owners and came to rest for the last time at the ship-breaking yard in Aliaga, Turkey, where it was later taken apart.

The video was filmed in November 2013, but has only now got worldwide attention.

Ad Feedback

- © Fairfax NZ News

Comments

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content