Video: Truck Trailer Goes Overboard on Cook Strait Ferry

Publish Date
Monday, 18 July 2016, 4:17PM

A trailer broke loose and crashed into the sea during a rough Cook Strait crossing this morning.

Exclusive footage obtained by the Herald shows the trailer slipping under the water after slamming though the railings of the ferry.

According to passengers on the ferry, the seas were extremely rough and many were suffering from motion sickness.

The crew gave passengers paper bags and ice cubes. 

Maritime NZ officials inspecting the damaged onboard the Bluebridge Cook Strait ferry Straitsman after a truck tumbled off it's deck. Photo / Mark Mitchell

Maritime NZ officials inspecting the damaged onboard the Bluebridge Cook Strait ferry Straitsman after a truck tumbled off it's deck. Photo / Mark Mitchell

The ship, which had left Picton at 8am, continued on to Wellington despite the incident.

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