Fast ferry hits harbour wall in Spain

Nearly 400 passengers had to be evacuated in the early hours of Saturday after fast ferry Pinar del Río hit a harbour wall as it was about to dock in Denia, Spain.

Spanish coastguard and the Guardia Civil helped the 393 passengers, donning their life vests, to evacuate the ferry which had travelled from Palma de Mallorca and Ibiza.

The evacuation took two hours.

"The fast ferry Pinar del Rio ran aground at 11.30pm last night by Denia’s harbour wall without any personal injury to passengers or crew," owner Balaeria said in a statement.

"The fast ferry, which was coming from Palma and Ibiza, was going to dock in the port. There were 393 people and 70 vehicles on board. All the passengers were unharmed and were evacuated using Spanish Coastguard and Civil Guard vessels and a Balearia tug."

No injuries were reported, and Balaeria says no fuel was spilled.

Reuters / Newshub.