VIDEO: Army Ranger Wing release video from Stenaline Ferry boarding
Elite soldiers from the Irish Defence Forces’ Army Ranger Wing practiced what they described as "assault team elements", approaching their target from sea and air.
The footage released shows the teams successfully target the Stena Superfast Ferry and manage to board the vessel before it approached Dublin Port.
The LÉ James Joyce and the Air Corps CASA were used to locate, track and provide surveillance of the ferry.
Meanwhile, Army Ranger Wing teams simultaneously boarded the ferry from both AW139 Helicopters and RIBs before securing the vessel.
The Defence Forces Special Operations Task Group, otherwise known as the Army Ranger Wing, conducted the joint operation.