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The vessel was caught by a wind gust of about 90 km/h around 6 p.m.
The ferry crashed into the car bridge at Station Pier and drifted towards shore. It also damaged its boarding ramp. The ferry then swung at a 90-degree angle to the pier. Shortly after 7 p.m. local time, the vessel was pushed back into place near the docks by some tugs.
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The passengers were set to be stranded on the ship overnight as it was unable to let passengers and vehicles disembark. The bridge used to embark and disembark the ferry has been damaged.
Once that damage has been assessed a decision will be made as to whether the vessel will sail out of Devonport.