Passengers and crew stranded overnight on ferry which departed from Irish port

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A ferry from Rosslare bound for Fishguard has been unable to dock tonight due to stormy weather conditions.

The Stena Line service left Wexford at 9am on Monday and was due to arrive in the Welsh port at 12.30pm.

It failed to reach the port and another attempt to dock at 3.30pm was also unsuccessful.

A spokesperson from Stena Line said "extreme weather conditions" meant they were unable to dock.

"The health and safety of passengers and crew is of paramount importance to Stena Line, therefore the passengers will remain onboard overnight and a second attempt at docking will take place at midday tomorrow (Tuesday)."

Stena Line said the ferry was about six kilometres off-shore and would remain there overnight with 87 passengers and 59 crew on board.

A sailing at 9.15pm from Rosslare to Fishguard was cancelled tonight due to the poor weather conditions.