Ferry damaged after hitting dock at Harwich
22 June 2013 Last updated at 19:37 BST
Almost 500 passengers were stranded on a ferry for more than two hours after it struck the quay while docking and started to let in water.
The DFDS ferry Sirena Seaways, with 489 passengers on board, hit Parkeston Quay, in Harwich, Essex, just after midday.
Eyewitnesses said the ship was listing after the accident, which holed the vessel beneath the water line.
Stuart Ratcliffe reports.