Freak wave hit Highlands ferry during high winds

A Caledonian MacBrayne ferry encountered a freak wave in the Minch during high winds and swell on Tuesday.

The MV Loch Seaforth takes passengers to and from Stornoway on Lewis and Ullapool in the west Highlands.

CalMac said the wave was “unusual” and was ably handled by the ship’s master and the vessel’s stabiliser equipment.

Footage of the wave was posted to social media by @jagraas.