Ranger Wing storm ferry on the high seas in dangerous exercise
Dramatic footage of Irish Ranger Wing troops boarding a ferry has emerged for the first time.
The live-exercise took place four years ago but footage was kept under wraps until now.
Members of the secretive special forces unit are seen clambering onto the deck of ferry from a high-speed boat.
A second squad of the elite anti-terrorist force are dropped to another part of the huge ship by helicopter.
The heavily-armed soldiers are then seen moving through the car ferry searching for targets.
The exercise took place with the co-operation of the shipping firm and was done while moving in open seas.
The ARW are highly-regarded internationally for their capability and level of training.
Rangers have to undergo a gruelling six-month selection course before even being considered as recruits.